Alice Glass reportedly files response to Ethan Kath’s defamation suit
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Crystal Castles' Alice Glass has reportedly filed a declaration in court in response to former bandmate Ethan Kath after he sued her for defamation.
Back in November, Kath sued Glass for defamation over her accusations, calling the allegations "false claims."
However, according to TMZ, Glass is refuting his claims, supporting her original statement that she shared back in October that detailed years of abuse from Kath. Plus, she also explains that she and two other women filed criminal complaints against him in November.
Glass shared her emotional statement back in October, explaining why she has to leave Crystal Castles, detailing years of abuse from Kath.
Glass explains in her original statement that she met Kath when she was 15, and he was 10 years older than her at the time. She explains that he showed abuse and controlling behavior, which lasted for years. Through the physical and emotional abuse, she explains that she had felt suicidal, and even after leaving Crystal Castles, she’s still recovering from the decade of abuse and manipulation.
Leaving Crystal Castles was the single most difficult decision I’ve ever made—that band was everything to me. My music, my performances and my fans were all I had in the world. I gave that up and started over not because I wanted to but because I had to. As difficult as it was, I knew that leaving was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It has taken me years to recover from enduring almost a decade of abuse, manipulation and psychological control. I am still recovering.
You can read Glass’ statement in full here.
As previously reported, a new accuser came forward claiming Kath had sexual relations with her while she was underage, with the Toronto Police Service confirming that there was an active investigation against Kath.
Glass left Crystal Castles in October 2014. At the time, she said, “For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC.”
If you or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault or abuse, there is help to be found. Please consider these online resources:
A Voice For The Innocent - http://www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
Anti Violence Project (serves LGBT) - https://avp.org
Punk Talks - https://www.punktalks.org
National Sexual Assault Hotline - 800.656.4673
National Sexual Violence Resource Center - https://www.nsvrc.org