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Phoebe Bridgers Being Sued for Defamation

Source: Pitchfork

Record producer Chris Nelson has slammed a lawsuit against Phoebe Bridgers, whom he claims has cost him a lot of money with the lies she has been spreading about him on social media. The lawsuit, worth millions of dollars, claims that Phoebe Bridgers started spreading lies about Chris Nelson on her Instagram page back in October and accused him of stealing, violence, abuse, grooming, and a host of other things.

The record producer claims that the indie rock singer has seriously hurt his finances by defaming him on social media. Chris Nelson claims the accusations are false and has approached the courts to seek redress. According to him, his girlfriend at the time, Emily Bannon, and Bridgers had a consensual sexual relationship since 2018, which continued after he broke up with his girlfriend. He then claims that Phoebe and the ex started talking negatively about him, with 500,000 of Phoebe’s followers taking to his ex’s Instagram page where he was accused of hate crimes, racially motivated violence, robbery, fraud and hacking women’s email accounts.

Nelson, a record producer who owns the famous Sound Space recording studio in downtown Los Angeles, is suing Phoebe for at least $3.8 million in damages. Phoebe has so far not responded to calls or questions on the lawsuit.

The lawsuit claims that Bannon and Bridgers “maliciously and intentionally” spread the allegations to ruin Nelson’s reputation. In December 2020, the producer filed a lawsuit against his ex-girlfriend Bannon in Los Angeles, accusing her of assault, battery, and defamation.

Phoebe Bridgers has been a vocal supporter of abuse victims in the past and has shared her story on a few occasions. Earlier in the year, she talked about her experience with Marilyn Manson in a tweet in the wake of many people, including “Westworld” actor Evan Rachel Wood accusing Marilyn of abuse.

In Bridgers’ tweet, “I visited Marilyn Manson as a teenager with some friends. I was a big fan, and at a point, he called a room in his house the r*pe room. I thought it was a horrible frat-boy sense of humor,” she wrote. “I stopped being a fan at that point. But I stand with and support everyone who came forward,” she added.

She made a series of follow-up tweets in which she accused Manson’s management company, recording label and former band members of being aware of the musician’s behavior. “The label knew, management knew, the band knew. So distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is f—ing pathetic,” she wrote.

Nelson’s lawsuit against her has been filed, and we await an official statement from her camp about the allegations and her involvement in the whole debacle.

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