Toronto Police Confirm Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath Under Investigation for Sex Crimes

Investigation reportedly involves complaints “from several women”

Toronto Police Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook has confirmed that Crystal Castles songwriter and producer Ethan Kath is under investigation by the sex crimes unit. Kath, whose real name is Claudio Palmieri, is under investigation for allegations made by multiple victims, according to a report from The Daily Beast. Toronto Police would not confirm that there were multiple complaints.

The investigation comes after former Crystal Castles member Alice Glass came forward earlier this year with sexual assault allegations against Kath. Glass said Kath 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.”

Glass later posted a detailed message on her website.

“At this point we are able to confirm that there is an investigation,” Douglas-Cook told The Daily Beast. “However, because of the nature of the investigation, and for the privacy of the alleged victims, there isn’t anything else that we can say pertaining to it.”