Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath Suing Alice Glass Over Rape And Abuse Allegations
There are currently so many accusations of rape and sexual harassment going on in the entertainment world that it’s difficult to keep track, but there are basically two types of them, the Harvey Weinstein type of accusations with tens of women accusing a guy of the same thing, and the Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath type, with a he-said-she-said situation and one person accusing another one who denies the whole thing. In October, Alice Glass posted a statement on her website accusing Crystal Castles co-founder Ethan Kath of sexual, physical and mental abuse:
‘He gave me drugs and alcohol and had sex with me in an abandoned room in an apartment he managed. It wasn’t always consensual and he remained sober whenever we were together’… ‘He became physically abusive. He held me over a staircase and threatened to throw me down it. He picked me up over his shoulders and threw me onto concrete. He took pictures of my bruises and posted them online. I tried to leave, and he swore that it would never happen again, that he would never physically abuse me again. More severe psychological and emotional abuse took its place.’
Her long post details the very serious physical and emotional abuse she went though since a very young age, as she met him when she was just 15. Honestly, it’s extremely difficult to imagine she made up the entire story, as the details are very graphic and revealing. However Ethan Kath has denied the entire story and, according to TMZ, he is now suing Glass over the allegations. He pretends she is bitter over their break up and just ‘trying to get attention to jumpstart her new musical venture’
Because of Alice Glass’ accusations, Crystal Castles had to cancel their tour and obviously lost a lot of money ($300K according to TMZ), so I actually wonder who is bitter:
‘Alice and I had a long ongoing relationship both personal and professional. When she suddenly left Crystal Castles to handle her mental health issues and substance abuse issues I fully supported her. I will continue to support her quest to wellness but I can’t support extortion, false claims, and accusations put forth after the band attained new success without her,’ he declared to TMZ. ‘False allegations take away voice from true victims and that’s what saddens me most about all of this.’
Who is saying the truth? Two camps have formed among fans, an Ethan-go-to-jail team and an Alice-is-a-liar team and it’s getting very nasty on social media. But t story on TMZ made me mad, because there are so many women in Alice’s situation, attacked by people of all venues, especially when the man in question is powerful. And since she is alone making these accusations, it’s very difficult,… unless another victim speaks up?
Kath had been criticized by Pitchfork and Noisey for making sexist remarks regarding Alice’s new career, and this was way before the present accusations, but there is even worst. A recent Tumblr entitled RIP Crystal Castles, seems to bring some light on Kath’s real personality. ‘My GF has known both Ethan and Alice for a long assed time, and she knew he was a piece of trash years ago’, you can read among many other disturbing things. it appears that Alice Glass was not the only 15-year old girl whom Ethan Kath took under his ‘protection’: ‘Someone who once knew Ethan/Claudio has opened up about when Ethan was beat up by his own friends at El Mocambo in the early Kill Cheerleader/Crystal Castles days of 2005 for having sex with yet another 15-year-old girl who was not Alice’… ‘ i was that 15 year old girl. my friends beat him up’ you can read on that same Tumblr.
And the worst part? Kath seems currently to be in a romantic relationship with Autumn, former Alice Glass cosplayer, who was also 15 when she met him, and she looks a lot like Alice, or try to look like her… A lot of pics and evidence were deleted, but they have saved screen prints, and there are many many other disturbing stories of young girls posted on this same Tumblr.
Unless all the stories on Tumblr are made up, this is the proof that Ethan Kath is an abusive pedophile, a predator targeting very young women to eventually rape them. And the guy has the nerve to sue Alice Glass? Her statement is as raw as her performance at The Growlers Six I saw last weekend, it’s difficult to ignore such pain… I hope Kath soon rots in jail. RIP Crystal Castles.