Following the allegations that several women have made against sexual misconduct and abuse, Ryan Adams Other people he worked with have also spoken out against him. Thomas O'Keefe a tour manager and tour book holder who worked with Adams and Whiskeytown from 1997 to 2000 (and wrote about his experiences in Waiting for Derail: Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown, Old-Country's Brilliant Wreck ) made a statement in a Ryan Adams Facebook group, Tone Deaf reports. In it he said that Adams can be "mean and vindictive and show little or no empathy for people." "Often I have seen him use people ̵
Todd Wisenbaker Adam's guitarist, He also shared a statement about Adams, writing in an Instagram post: "This is incredibly difficult for me, but please get help." "Sometimes I decided to believe his crazy version of the truth because it was easier than Believing that someone is capable of being such a monster, "Wisenbaker continued," I recently learned that pretty much everything he ever told me is a lie, a lie, e A lie, there are excuses and rejections for everything. Read the full explanation by Wisenbaker below.
Katy Goodman Vivian Girls and La Sera (who have worked with Ryan Adams) with Wisenbaker "If you want to talk, please read me." Before Todd published his story, read Katy's caption "We're not ready to publicly share our story", but since she edited it.
Karen Elson and Liz Phair have recently joined Phoebe Bridgers and Mandy Moore spoke out against Adams, while Jenny Lewis, who said she had a "professional working relationship" with Adams, said she stood "in solidarity with the women who have contacted each other ". Adams' former label Bloodshot Records was also released a statement.
The release of Adams' Album Big Colors is due to the allegations of the FBI set open an investigation into his allegedly explicit communication with a girl who was underage at the time. Adams denies the allegations.
Thomas O & # 39; s Keefe on Ryan Adams:
As the news about Ryan broke a few days ago, many people contacted me, so I wanted to share my thoughts.
I was the tour manager of Ryan Adams' Band Whiskeytown from the beginning of 1997 until its dissolution in the spring of 2000. I wrote a book about this experience entitled WAITING TO DERAIL, which was published in June 2018.
During my time with Ryan, I have never done witness to abusive behavior towards women. However, this was over 20 years ago, long before he had any real success.
I knew he was a musical genius, funny and charismatic. He could also be mean and vengeful and show little or no empathy for people.
Many times I saw how he used people – almost always to advance his art or career – and then suddenly, without warning, to make ghost images and disappear from their lives. I have since had very little contact with him.
Unfortunately, I find these disturbing stories about Ryan easy to believe. He is very clever and charming and uses it quickly as a retaliatory and manipulative action. Coincidentally, I also worked with Mandy Moore as a teenager. I found her a friendly and honest person.
It makes me sad to hear these stories. These brave women are heroes because it's hard to name a bully, especially a bully who hides behind promises to make a career – and threats that break him.
We should all stand with these women. I hope they find a solution and can not lose their faith in their talent or the power of music. Music can be one of the most positive and connecting things in the world. It is abhorrent to see that it serves as a cover for such unacceptable behavior.