A Nashville woman has accused The Voice season 10 runner-up and country singer Adam Wakefield of rape.
Her allegations stem from a 2017 encounter between the two, a representative for the musician tells Taste of Country.
On Monday (June 22), a woman with the Twitter handle @erica___lynn, who identifies herself as Erica on the social networking site, shared an account of an alleged sexual encounter between the two after a Halloween party.
I had been “talking” to a guy for a few weeks after we met at a bar, and we met up after a halloween party and he asked to spend the night. I was very drunk. I assume he was as well, and said yes,because I thought I trusted him. Later that night,I woke up to him on top of me having sex with me. When I asked him to stop he said “You know you like it” an wouldn’t. The next morning I went to work and my coworker took me to the hospital to get my rape kit done.
The following week is a blur. I ended up doing a controlled call with the police, which is essentially a call where they record both ends. H repeatedly said “I’m sorry I f***** up” while I cried and asked why he raped me. The following day the plice when to his apartment and he told them he thought I was awae.
The ADA threw my case out the next day. My rape kit showed trauma…but it wasn’t enough since he “thought I was awake.”
I’ve kept quiet for years because I’m terrified of him, the power he has and the repercussions of speaking out. But how can I support other women and encourage them to come forward when I can’t even do that myself?
His name is Adam Wakefield and he lives in Nashville Tennessee. I had another woman reach out to me when it originally happened saying she went through the same thing. Don’t trust him. He’s charming and manipulative and I don’t want to see anyone esle go through what I did.
The singer provided a statement to Taste of Country:
Wakefield says that Erica’s accusation “was in connection with a relationship that took place three years ago.” At the time, he says, he “gave a statement to detectives and fully cooperated with the investigating authorities.”
“No charges were ever filed against me and this matter was closed,” Wakefield’s statement continues. “I am not going to make any efforts to squash this woman’s statement or try to diminish her voice. I wish nothing but healing and peace for her.”
“I apologize to both my professional and personal family for any hurt this accusation has caused,” he concludes, “and especially my mother who has dedicated her life’s work to fighting against domestic violence and other injustices against women.”
He had no comment on the additional allegations.