Adams has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct, manipulation and abuse. Bridgers and Adams’ ex-wife, Mandy Moore, were among those whose featured in the report.
Now Lewis, who worked with Adams on her last album ‘The Voyager’ and upcoming record ‘On The Line‘, has shared her dismay at Adams’ supposed acts and lent her support to those who have accused him.
“I am deeply troubled by Ryan Adams’ alleged behavior,” she wrote on Twitter. “Although he and I had a working professional relationship, I stand in solidarity with the women who have come forward.”
I am deeply troubled by Ryan Adams’ alleged behavior. Although he and I had a working professional relationship, I stand in solidarity with the women who have come forward.
— jenny lewis (@jennylewis) February 16, 2019
Over the weekend, Phoebe Bridgers shared a statement to thank fans and friends for their support, but also calling out Ryan Adams’ own network for ‘allowing’ his alleged behaviour.
“None of them held him accountable,” she wrote. “They told him, by what they said or by what they didn’t, that what he was doing was okay. They validated him. He couldn’t have done this without them.”
She added: “Guys, if your friend is acting fucked up, call them out. If they’re actually your friend, they’ll listen. That’s the way this all gets better.”
Following the initial claims, it was also reported that Adams may now also be facing a criminal investigation from the F.B.I over the allegations, one of which was said to have included an inappropriate relationship with a young fan. Adams is alleged to have begun “explicit online communications” with the fan when she was aged 14 until she was 16, with the two allegedly “exchanging text messages and conducting video calls that sometimes included nudity.”
Through his lawyer earlier this week, Andrew B. Brettler, Adams denied the “extremely serious and outlandish accusations” which he said were “grousing by disgruntled individuals” who blamed him for “personal or professional disappointments.”
Through his lawyer, Adams also said he does have “communications online with various fans and aspiring musicians” but “does not recall having online communications with anyone related to anything outside of music.” His lawyer added that he was unaware of Ava being underage, suggesting that she looked “approximately 20” in photos at the time and had performed in clubs.
Brettler said: “Mr. Adams unequivocally denies that he ever engaged in inappropriate online sexual communications with someone he knew was underage.”
It was also reported that the release of Adams’ next solo album, titled ‘Big Colors’, has been pulled from release following the publication of the allegations. The album was due to come out on April 19 and was set to be one of three album releases Adams had planned for 2019.