Crystal Castles’ upcoming tour dates have been cancelled following the allegations of rape and abuse against Ethan Kath by his former bandmate Alice Glass.

In a new statement on her website, Glass explains detailed and lengthy claims of stalking, physical abuse and sexual abuse as well as being forced to have sex with Ethan Kath (real name Claudio Palmieri).

“I met ‘Ethan Kath’ (Claudio Palmieri) when I was in the 10th grade,” Glass writes. “The first time he took advantage of me was when I was around 15.” To add to the harrowing accusations, she says: “He forced me to have sex with him or, he said, I wouldn’t be allowed to be in the band anymore.”

[MORE] – Read the full statement by Alice Glass here. 

Following the news, several high profile venues have removed the following upcoming Crystal Castles shows:

10/24 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10/25 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
11/02 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
11/03 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
11/04 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/08 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/09 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
11/10 Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
11/11 Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
11/15 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
11/16 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
11/17 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Now, facing a wave of abuse and scrutiny, Kath has responded to the claims in a statement issued to Pitchfork by his attorney:

“I am outraged and hurt by the recent statements made by Alice about me and our prior relationship,” he said. “Her story is pure fiction and I am consulting my lawyers as to my legal options. Fortunately, there are many witnesses who can and will confirm that I was never abusive to Alice.”

 

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