Today the new Alanis Morissette HBO documentary, Jagged, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ahead of the premiere Alanis released a statement saying "I ultimately won't be supporting someone else's reductive take on a story much too nuanced for them to ever grasp or tell". She also accused the filming team of including "facts that are simply not true".
"I agreed to participate in a piece about the celebration of Jagged Little Pill's 25th anniversary and was interviewed during a very vulnerable time (while in the midst of my third postpartum depression during lockdown)," Morissette said in a statement shared with PEOPLE. (She and husband Mario "Souleye" Treadway are parents to sons Ever Imre, 10, and Winter Mercy, 21 months, and daughter Onyx Solace, 4.) "I was lulled into a false sense of security and their salacious agenda became apparent immediately upon my seeing the first cut of the film."
"This is when I knew our visions were in fact painfully diverged. This was not the story I agreed to tell. I sit here now experiencing the full impact of having trusted someone who did not warrant being trusted," she continued. "I have chosen not to attend any event around this movie for two reasons: one is that I am on tour right now. the other is that, not unlike many 'stories' and unauthorized biographies out there over the years, this one includes implications and facts that are simply not true."