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Ryan Adams' guitarist Todd Wisenbaker slams "monster" amid claims of abuse

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Todd Wisenbaker, the guitarist of Ryan Adams, has condemned his bandmate amid claims of “sickening” abuse allegations.

Wisenbaker also described Adams as a “monster” and revealed that the abuse claims are longstanding. Furthermore, the guitarist praised the women who have been brave enough to come forward with their stories.

“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 monster,” Wisenbaker said in a statement released on social media.

“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.

“Some time ago I told him to get help and he asked me to him. I don’t regret and will regret trying to help someone in real need – I believe in forgiveness, redemption and recovery, but my life has become a complete shitstorm of someone else’s utter delusion.

“I didn’t want to say anything because I’m actively afraid for the safety of my family, but I do realise that I have a responsibility to speak up. The women that spoke out are brave beyond words.”