Following the news earlier this week where, in a New York Times report, several women made allegations of abuse from indie stalwart Ryan Adama.s One of the women involved in that report was singer and artist Phoebe Bridgers.
Being a well-known singer doesn’t make crime or incident of abuse more powerful or meaningful but it does allow for a little more of a platform to be heard from. With that in mind, Phoebe Bridgers yesterday delivered a new statement on the situation. Read the statement below:
“It’s been a weird week and I wanted to say a couple things. Thank you from my whole fucking heart to my friends, my bands, my mom. They all supported and validated me. They told me that what had happened was fucked up and wrong, and that I was right to feel weird about it. I couldn’t have done this without them. Ryan had a network too. Friends, bands, people he worked with. None of them held him accountable. 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. 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.”
If you’ve found yourself a victim of mental or physical abuse, please, don’t stay quiet, speak up and be heard.