Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath is suing Alice Glass for defamation

He claims the band have lost money.
Alice Glass recently made a statement about her departure from Crystal Castles, and her relationship with ex-bandmate, Ethan Kath – and now Ethan’s suing her.

“I met “Ethan Kath” (Claudio Palmieri) when I was in the 10th grade,” she explained. “The first time he took advantage of me was when I was around 15. He was 10 years older than me.”

She went on to talk about how he was “very manipulative”, “became physically abusive” and “controlled everything I did”.

“He told me that my feminism made me a target for rapists and only he could protect me. He forced me to have sex with him or, he said, I wouldn’t be allowed to be in the band anymore.”

Ethan quickly sent Pitchfork a short response via his attorney, in which he claimed her story was “pure fiction”.

And the latest development – according to TMZ – is that he has filed a defamation lawsuit against her, claiming Crystal Castles lost $300k in profits from having to cancel a tour as a result of her accusations.

He’s also shared a further statement denying the accusations on Facebook, which you can read here.

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