What does Ryan Adams scandal say about abuse of power in the music industry?

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Singers Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams arrive at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 8th, 2015. Photo credit: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

The New York Times published an investigation this week detailing singer Ryan Adams’ history of alleged sexual misconduct and emotional abuse. He’s accused of engaging in a sexually explicit online relationship with a minor, which the FBI is investigating. And several women accused him of emotional abuse and damaging their music careers. His latest studio album is on hold.


Joe Coscarelli - culture reporter for the New York Times

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