Last year, the 27-year-old singer was sued for $3.8 million (£2.8 million) for allegedly making false accusations about Nelson.
Nelson is said to be seeking damages for allegations of defamation, false lighting, willful mental distress and willful interference with potential economic relationships.
Bridgers and Nelson have no working relationship.
However, the lawsuit states that “during or around 2018” Bridgers began “having consensual sex” with Nelson and his girlfriend at the time, Emily Bannon.
According to the lawsuit, Bannon and Bridgers continued their relationship after Nelson and Bannon split in 2019.
Following her split from Bannon, Nelson claimed that in October 2020, Bridgers made “false and misleading statements” on her Instagram account, alleging that she “witnessed” and was able to verify much of the abuse (grooming, theft, violence) by Chris Nelson on his own.
Bridgers has now responded to the defamation lawsuit saying she sided with her comments.
The “Motion Sickness” singer’s legal team also filed an anti-SLAPP petition against Nelson, claiming that his lawsuit sought to block First Amendment freedom of speech. hers.
“I believe the statements I have made in my Instagram story to be true,” Bridgers wrote in a sworn statement filed Monday (February 14) in Los Angeles. “My statements are made based on my personal knowledge, including statements I have heard from Mr. Nelson, as well as my own observations.”
“I continue to believe the claims I make to be true,” she added.
Last year, Nelson said he believes Bridgers “posted false and defamatory statements about [him] as part of the supplier to destroy [his] the reputation of defendant Bridgers and [ex-girlfriend, Bannon’s] sexual relations”.
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In her original Instagram post, Bridgers wrote: “I have witnessed and can verify much of the abuse (grooming, stealing, violence) by Chris Nelson, owner caused by a studio called Sound Space.”
“Let anyone know [Nelson], is considering working with him, or wants to know more, has a clear and eye-catching account on @emilybannon’s page as a highlight. TRIGGER WARNING basically everything is triggering,” she added.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/phoebe-bridgers-defamation-lawsuit-response-b2015292.html Phoebe Bridgers responds to Chris Nelson defamation lawsuit: ‘The words I made are true’