Former Crystal Castles member, Alice Glass, has come forward with sexual assault allegations against the band’s co-founder Ethan Kath. Glass, who left the band in October of 2014, says that she was silenced out of fear for many years, but is finally ready to be more direct about her experiences.
Glass claims that Kath (whose real name is Claudio Palmieri) was abusive towards her for a majority of their relationship. The two met when Glass was just 15, and Kath was 10 years her senior. When she originally left Crystal Castles, she said it was, “for a multitude of reasons both professional and personal.”
She has since released a statement on her website, giving specific insight of the alleged encounters that she had with Kath during her time with the band. Among many alleged accounts of both psychological and physical abused, Glass says, “He forced me to have sex with him or, he said, I wouldn’t be allowed to be in the band anymore.”
Alice Glass posted an excerpt of her statement on her Instagram, which you can read below. You can also read her full statement on her website here, which includes graphic details of her experience.
Feature image courtesy of Alice Glass via Facebook.