After defeating her former Crystal Castles bandmate in court, now Alice Glass has been awarded $20,882.69 in costs and attorney fees against Ethan Kath.
Kath, real name Claudio Palmieri and Glass, real name Margaret Osborn, have been tangled in a legal battle which is a result of Glass’ accusations that Kath sexually abused her in the past when they were both bandmates.
In November, Kath sued Glass for defamation after a ‘fake fan; came up to her at the show to hand her a court summons, this came after she publicly claimed that he had raped her while they were in Crystal Castles. Glass filed a motion in January to have Kath’s suit dismissed. After Glass stepped forward and made public allegations about the 40-year-old, more women have since gone to authorities with their own stories of misconduct by Kath.
Kath saw his case against Glass thrown out, to which she said after the victory: “The defamation lawsuit against me was dismissed! Thank you so much for the love and support throughout this ugly process.” Glass continued, “This is a victory for survivors of abuse and sexual misconduct in countries where abusers use the court system to further victimize and keep people silent. WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED.”
In February, Kath attempted to vacate the court battle he had previously lost and claimed that the was the result was made up of “mistakes, inadvertence, neglect, and misconduct” by Kath’s former lawyer. However, in a new document unearthed by Pitchfork, Kath’s claims didn’t hold up and must pay for his actions:
“Jessner ruled against Kath, finding that a dismissal doesn’t have to be vacated in cases where ‘a party has the opportunity to file an opposition to a motion, but fails to do so effectively,’ or where ‘a party’s attorney makes mistakes of well-established law.’ She held that both of those situations applied in Kath’s case. At no point during the entire process did the judge rule on the substance of Kath’s original allegations, such as whether Glass defamed him.”