Crystal Castles’ Ethan Kath, real name Claudio Palmieri and Alice Glass, real name Margaret Osborn are currently tangled in a legal battle which is a result of Glass’ accusations that Kath sexually abused her in the past when they were both band-mates.
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.
just got served after my show in chicago by someone pretending to be a fan. lol see you in court asshole. pic.twitter.com/iVffrIkB4o
— ALICE GLASS (@ALICEGLASS) November 18, 2017
Now, she has spoken with the Daily Beast about the suit and told the publication that she is confident the case will be rejected. She went on to assert the defamation suit is meant to intimidate the other alleged victims who “probably don’t have access to a lawyer and so they’d be too scared to speak out if they think they’ll be sued for hundreds of thousands of dollars,” and stated “I refuse to be intimidated by him.”
In Toronto, Kath is currently under active criminal investigation in for sex crimes after an anonymous woman came forward and claimed he started a relationship with her when she was 15 years old. The woman said the relationship went on to become sexual after she turned 16. The new report by the Daily Beast also includes interviews with multiple women who state they had sexual relationships with Kath beginning at ages 15 and 16. Kath has denied all of the allegations against him.