In a press release on her private web site, Crystal Castles co-founder and former singer Alice Glass has accused her former bandmate—and different Crystal Castles co-founder—Ethan Kath of abuse. Glass left the band in 2014, saying it was for “a large number of causes each skilled and private,” however that is the primary time she’s given a particular indication of what these causes had been.
In her publish, she explains that she met Kath—whose actual title is Claudio Palmieri—when she was in highschool. He’s 10 years older than her, and he or she was 15 the primary time he allegedly “took benefit” of her, with Glass explaining that he gave her alcohol and he or she later awoke at the back of his automobile. She says he stalked her after that, but it surely all appeared regular to her as a result of plenty of her different buddies had been abused by older males and he appeared like an area rock star.
Glass says he was “very manipulative” towards her, allegedly exploiting her insecurities and giving her medication and alcohol so he may have intercourse together with her although “it wasn’t all the time consensual.” As soon as they began the band, Glass says she was sexually harassed within the studio, and although he requested her to write down lyrics and melodies over the instrumentations he had written, he later performed off her contributions in public like an “unintended” recording, emphasizing his function in Crystal Fortress’s music.
Kath allegedly compelled her to drop out of highschool simply in need of commencement, and because the band bought larger, he allegedly began to manage her consuming habits, who she may speak to, the place she may go, and what she was allowed to do in public. Glass additionally accuses him of being bodily abusive, saying he as soon as held her over a set of stairs and threatened to throw her down and in addition that he as soon as picked her up over his head and dropped her on concrete. He additionally allegedly instructed her that she was simply replaceable and that everybody on the earth thought she was a loser, which Glass says made her “suicidal for years.”
Glass provides that leaving Crystal Castles was “the only most troublesome determination” she had ever made, but additionally “among the finest choices” she’s ever made. A few 12 months after Glass left the band, Kath introduced Crystal Castles again with a brand new—weirdly mysterious—singer named Edith Frances.