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Ryan Adams’ Guitarist Speaks Out Against Musician Amid Abuse Reports ‘Ryan Please Get Help’

Ryan Adams’ Guitarist Speaks Out Against Musician Amid Abuse Reports ‘Ryan Please Get Help’

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.”

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This is incredibly hard for me to do but Ryan please get help.

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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

Read more: https://people.com/music/ryan-adams-guitarist-speaks-amid-abuse-reports-please-get-help/

Arizona Hiker Who Was Trapped in Quicksand for 11 Hours Before Being Rescued Speaks Out

Arizona Hiker Who Was Trapped in Quicksand for 11 Hours Before Being Rescued Speaks Out

Ryan Osmun and Jessika McNeill were on a remote trail at Utah’s Zion National Park with no cell phone service on Saturday when tragedy struck.

Osmun and McNeill had been hiking a trail known as the Subway for about three hours when McNeill tripped and fell into quicksand that was submerged in water, according to ABC News. The incident occurred during a snowstorm, with temperatures at the park sinking to just 17 degrees that day, according to The Weather Channel.

As he successfully pulled McNeill out, Osmun, who is from Arizona, noticed that his right leg became caught in the quicksand, too, ABC reported.

“There was no chance of moving it at all. The sand had surrounded the whole leg and I couldn’t move it,” he recalled to CBS News. “The best way to describe it would be … standing in a huge puddle of concrete — that basically dries instantly.”

After McNeill unsuccessfully tried to dig him out, Osmun told her to leave him and look for help, the couple recalled to ABC. With that, McNeill said she didn’t know if she’d ever see her boyfriend again.

“I knew the only way to save his life was to leave him, but I didn’t know if he had the time left,” she told the site. “It was the hardest thing I’ve had to do, the scariest thing I had to do.”

As for Osmun, he told ABC he was most concerned for his girlfriend: “I just hoped the best for her, honestly, because I didn’t feel like I was going to make it out.”

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McNeill, who was later diagnosed with hypothermia, hiked for about three hours before finding help, according CBS. When McNeill reached rescue crews, it took them several hours to find Osmun, KUTV reported. They worked for two hours and freed Osmun Sunday night, according to the station.

Due to the late hour, rescue crews spent the night with him in the cold weather. Four inches of snow fell in the area that night, KUTV reported.

“The water was so cold, I thought I was going to lose my leg,” Osmun told ABC. “I was in the water for 11 hours total. There were two snowstorms while I was waiting, just sitting in the water. It was just pouring snow.”

Utah Department of Public Safety officials shared footage of

Read more: https://people.com/human-interest/ryan-osmun-quicksand-utah-park-leg/

Avatar 2 James Cameron Reveals Story Revolves Around Marital Dispute Between Jake and Neytiri

Avatar 2 James Cameron Reveals Story Revolves Around Marital Dispute Between Jake and Neytiri

Avatar 2 is going to get real personal.

While the plot for the highly-anticipated sequel to the record-breaking 2009 blockbuster remains largely under wraps, director and writer James Cameron gave a few tidbits about what to expect in a new interview. Cameron revealed the sequel takes plays a few years after the original left off and Jake (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) are still together and have an 8-year-old daughter.

And the director said that one “critical” scene is about an argument between the two main stars that is witnessed by their daughter.

“There’s a three-page argument scene between Jake and Neytiri, a marital dispute, very, very critical to the storyline,” Cameron, 64, told Empire. “I wound up shooting it all from the point of view of the eight-year-old hiding under the structure and peeking in.”

Cameron has been talking more and more about the sequel, which reunites him with Titanic star Kate Winslet. The director revealed the Oscar-winning actress, 43, “was a phenomenal collaborator and just so gung-ho” about preparing for her role as Ronal, a free-diving member of the Pandoran race, in Avatar 2.

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The film required underwater scenes that Winslet had to prep for, Cameron told Vulture.

“She was really excited about doing the water work and at her peak, I think she held her breath for seven-and-a-half minutes – not during the scene but just during the training,” he said. “She was regularly doing two-or-three minute scenes, underwater acting and swimming.”

Cameron added, “She truly embraced the physicality of the character.”

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“She was a dream to work with — not the pain in the a— that she was the first time,” he joked. “No, she was a dream on Titanic as well.”

Avatar 2 is set to hit theaters Dec. 2020.

Read more: https://people.com/movies/james-cameron-critical-avatar-2-scene-marital-dispute/

Former NFL Player Is Fatally Shot in Dispute with Neighbor Over a Parking Space

Former NFL Player Is Fatally Shot in Dispute with Neighbor Over a Parking Space

A former NFL player was fatally shot during a dispute with a neighbor over a parking space, PEOPLE confirms.

Anthony “T.J.” Cunningham, 46, died Monday after being shot Sunday, the Arapaho County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado announced.

Cunningham played for the Seattle Seahawks in 1996 as a defensive back after starring at the University of Colorado.

Marcus Johnson, 31, is charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting, according to Deborah Sherman, Public Affairs Manager for the sheriff’s office.

According to Sherman, the sheriff’s office got a call at about 9:20 a.m. that there was a man on the ground who was bleeding in front of Eaglecrest High School in Aurora.

Johnson then contacted authorities and allegedly told them he’d shot his neighbor. The two live across the street from each other in Aurora, says Sherman.

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Johnson allegedly said he and Cunningham got into a physical fight over a parking space and continued to argue over text before deciding to “settle it” at the school, which was not in session and is very close to their homes, Sherman says.

During that encounter, in the driveway leading to the school, Johnson allegedly shot Cunningham multiple times, Sherman says. Cunningham died the next day.

Cunningham worked as an assistant principal in the Aurora Public Schools.

A statement from the school district obtained by PEOPLE says, “We are deeply saddened to learn that one of our assistant principals, Anthony (TJ) Cunningham, passed away yesterday. Our thought and prayers are with them during this tragic time.”

Johnson is currently in the Arapahoe County Jail, according to online records.

His arraignment was scheduled for Tuesday morning. It was not immediately clear if he has retained an attorney.

Read more: https://people.com/crime/tj-cunningham-former-nfl-player-fatally-shot-parking-space-fight/

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