Adams’ guitarist Todd Wisenbaker is one of a number of musicians to condemn the singer-songwriter, who has said accusations of abuse and harassment are ‘inaccurate’
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Guitarist Todd Wisenbaker, who has collaborated with Ryan Adams, is one of a number of musicians who have condemned the singer-songwriter after seven women alleged emotional and verbal abuse and harassment in a New York Times investigation published last week.
Actor and musician Mandy Moore, who was married to Adams, and musician Phoebe Bridgers, who had a relationship with him, were among the women who spoke to the Times, alongside a fan who says she was underage when he began to send her explicit messages online.
Adams has described the report as “upsettingly inaccurate … some of its details are misrepresented; some are exaggerated; some are outright false. I would never have inappropriate interactions with someone I thought was underage.”
In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Wisenbaker said speaking out was “incredibly hard”, and that he was “actively afraid for the safety of my family”.
Wisenbaker has performed live with Adams, played on his cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989, and was recording new music with him last year, according to NME. He said he “recently learned that pretty much everything [Adams] ever told me is a lie upon a lie upon a lie”.
“There were times when I chose to believe his insane version of the truth because it was easier than believing that anyone is capable of being this much of a monster. It’s sickening and embarrassing … my life has become a complete shitstorm of someone else’s utter delusion.” He posted the message on Instagram with the caption, “Ryan please get help.” Adams has not commented on Wisenbaker’s post.