After days of silence, Crystal Castles have finally countered claims from former band member Alice Glass that she was physically, mentally, and sexually abused… But what’s more, Ethan Kath is filing a defamation lawsuit against her.
In Alice’s post she wrote:
“He gave me drugs and alcohol and had sex with me in an abandoned room in an apartment he managed. It wasn’t always consensual and he remained sober whenever we were together. He became physically abusive. He held me over a staircase and threatened to throw me down it. He picked me up over his shoulders and threw me onto concrete.”
Crystal Castles recently came forward with a different story:
“Alice and I had a long ongoing relationship both personal and professional. When she suddenly left Crystal Castles to handle her mental health issues and substance abuse issues I fully supported her. I will continue to support her quest to wellness but I can’t support extortion, false claims, and accusations put forth after the band attained new success without her. False allegations take away voice from true victims and that’s what saddens me most about all of this.”
According to the lawsuit outlined by TMZ, Ethan claims the band has lost $300k in profits due to tour cancellations.