"We grew up around the Cyrus family, and they're amazing people, and I know they wouldn't steer their daughter wrong," Williams said to MTV.com, "Miley's got a good head on her shoulders, so I think she'll come out of all this strong. She's a great girl."
Well, okay, it's not so much a defence as an opinion-free comment, but what is interesting is the discovery that Paramore are actually chums with Miley Cyrus. Like they're not really a hard rock band at all. What a surprise.