Alice Glass Accuses Crystals Castles Co-Founder of Sexual Abuse and Assault

Alice Glass Accuses Crystals Castles Co-Founder of Sexual Abuse and Assault

In a post on her website, which she tweeted with the hashtag #MeToo, Glass explains that she first met Kath (real name is Claudio Palmieri) when she was in the 10th grade, an encounter she remembers this way: "The first time he took advantage of me was when I was around 15". He figured out my insecurities and exploited them: he used the things he learned about me against me. "I've been threatened and harassed and as a result, out of fear, I've been silenced", she said, but the momentum of other women speaking up about their experiences with sexual misconduct gave Glass the courage to do the same.

When she left the band in 2014, Glass wrote: "For a multitude of reasons both professional and personal I no longer feel that this is possible within CC".

"This is for my own recovery, for the other women who have been, are now, or may be in a similar situation with the man who abused me for years, and for those in abusive relationships who are looking to stand up and speak out", she wrote.

When they started Crystal Castles she said that he would give her alcohol, drugs and sex, which was not always consensual.

During sessions for their eponymous debut release, Glass further claims a sound engineer sexually abused her, adding that Kath laughed the situation off, proceeding to use Glass' "accidental" vocals - captured during what he claimed was a "mic test" - in the final version of their song "Alice Practice", an act Glass says diminished her role in the tune's creative process. He picked me up over his shoulders and threw me onto concrete.


Even when the two were working on music, Glass wrote, Kath "created a toxic environment that I often felt I had to go along with".

In a statement sent by Kath's attorney to Pitchfork, the 34-year-old said "I am outraged and hurt by the recent statements made by Alice about me and our prior relationship". His behaviour made her "miserable" and she claimed that she was "suicidal for years". Her story is pure fiction and I am consulting my lawyers as to my legal options. It has taken me years to recover from. abuse, manipulation and psychological control. "As we started to gain attention, he began abusively and systematically targeting my insecurities and controlling my behavior: my eating habits, who I could talk to, where I could go, what I could say in public, what I was allowed to wear", Glass continued.

Kath has now responded and denied the claims, as well as cancelled all Crystal Castles' upcoming tour dates.

"It is my opinion that (Ethan Kath) is not an appropriate artist to be performing at a feminism-centric event", she said in a statement to The Verge.

In 2016, she called for Crystal Castles to be removed from the lineup of a feminist-themed SXSW set.

Related Articles

  • Martina Hingis announces third retirement from tennis

    Martina Hingis announces third retirement from tennis

    Since then, Hingis' final renaissance has seen her win 10 of her Grand Slam titles (four in doubles titles and six in mixed). She won the 1996 Wimbledon women's doubles title aged 15 years and nine months, and remains the youngest Major victor .
    Barnaby Joyce: Australia deputy PM disqualified from office

    Barnaby Joyce: Australia deputy PM disqualified from office

    The other senators, Nick Xenophon and National's Matt Canavan , have been ruled eligible and will remain in parliament. Deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce revealed on August 14 he had inherited New Zealand citizenship from his father.
    5 questions about the JFK files-answered

    5 questions about the JFK files-answered

    The CIA theory, popularized by director Oliver Stone's 1991 film JFK , has remained the most popular. Oswald defected to the Soviet Union in 1959 but returned to the United States in 1962.
  • Yogi Adityanath seeks to shed 'communal' tag?

    Yogi Adityanath seeks to shed 'communal' tag?

    The BJP leader, however, snubbed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Yogi Adityanath soon after his contentious remarks. Adityanath on Thursday announced that the civil terminal in Agra is being upgraded to receive flights.
    Kyrie Irving enjoyed Milwaukee Bucks' throwback court after all

    Kyrie Irving enjoyed Milwaukee Bucks' throwback court after all

    The former Cavalier, now Boston Celtic guard is with his team in Milwaukee on Thursday night for a matchup with the Bucks . It was great to see the intimacy of those seats out there as well as the fans kinda being right on top of us.
    Iraq announces offensive to retake last Daesh bastion

    Iraq announces offensive to retake last Daesh bastion

    The US-led coalition is waging a separate campaign against the group in Deir Ezzor, focused on areas to the east of the Euphrates River.
  • Several dead after train collides with troop truck in Finland

    Several dead after train collides with troop truck in Finland

    The train and one of the vehicles collided, killing three aboard the truck, as well as a passenger on the train, said officials. Eleven people who got injured in the incident were taken to two different hospitals in the region, local media reports said.
    Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO) Receives Hold Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

    Coca-Cola Company (The) (KO) Receives Hold Rating from Jefferies Group LLC

    It increased, as 49 investors sold KO shares while 618 reduced holdings. 123 funds opened positions while 504 raised stakes. The New Jersey-based Fcg Advsrs Ltd Com has invested 0.47% in The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO). 999,720 are held by Franklin.
    Eagles lose Hicks, Peters for season with injuries

    Eagles lose Hicks, Peters for season with injuries

    The Eagles will have to spend the next couple weeks adjusting to two big losses and trying to match their former quality. Peters tore his MCL and ACL when a Washington Redskins defender rolled into him and forced him out on a cart.
  • Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept revealed, new direction for Evo?

    Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept revealed, new direction for Evo?

    The vehicle has large air intakes in front of the headlamps to direct air to the electric brake calipers. With a promo image showing the concept drifting in the dirt, we think Mitsubishi is on the right track.
    Kashmiris observe black day against Indian occupation

    Kashmiris observe black day against Indian occupation

    A complete shutdown is being observed in Occupied Kashmir and rallies are being taken out in world capitals. The black day marks 70 years of the illegal occupation of Kashmir by Indian forces.
    BRING IN THE PLANTS: Frost advisory issued for Limestone, Madison counties

    BRING IN THE PLANTS: Frost advisory issued for Limestone, Madison counties

    If skies remain clear throughout the night, some of the typically colder rural areas will see temperatures as cold as 30 degrees. Temperatures should bounce between the 60s and 50s through the weekend and into early next week.