Ryan Adams‘ guitarist Todd Wisenbaker is speaking out against after numerous women have come forward accusing Adams of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct. The outcry began last week following a report in The New York Times detailing the claims of seven women, including his former wife Mandy Moore.
In a note shared to Instagram, Wisenbaker stated that he had seen glimpses of Adams’ alleged abusive behavior, only to have it explained away by the alt-rocker with convincing denials.
“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,” Wisenbaker wrote. “It’s sickening and embarrassing. I’ve recently learned that pretty much everything he’s ever told me is a lie upon a lie upon a lie. There are excuses and denials for everything.”View this post on Instagram
This is incredibly hard for me to do but Ryan please get help.
A post shared by Todd Wisenbaker C.G.P. (@totally_tod) on Feb 18, 2019 at 8:30am PST
Wisenbaker went on to claim that he urged Adams to get help, and even tried to render assistance himself. “I believe in forgiveness, redemption and recovery, but my life has become a complete s—storm of someone else’s utter delusion,” he continued.
In conclusion, he added that he hadn’t come forward earlier because he is “actively afraid for the safety of my family,” and stressed that the women who have come forward with abuse allegations are “brave beyond words.”
“This is incredibly hard for me to do but Ryan please get help,” he captioned the note.
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Wisenbaker is not the only man close to Adams who has come forward to support the claims of these women — which has grown to include the model and musician Karen Elson. Marshall Vore, Adams’ former drummer who went on to back Phoebe Bridgers — Adams’ ex girlfriend and one of the accusers named in the Times report — also posted a statement to Instagram slamming the Heartbreaker musician.
“Everything everyone is saying is true,” he wrote in part, echoing the sentiments of Wisenbaker. “i saw a