Alice Glass speaks out against former Crystal Castles’ bandmate Ethan Kath after facing defamation suit

Glass has accused Kath of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse

Alice Glass has spoken out against her former Crystal Castles‘ bandmate Ethan Kath for the first time since he sued her for defamation back in November.

The ex-Crystal Castles singer issued a statement in October 2017 accusing her former bandmate of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.

Glass claimed that Kath was “very manipulative towards” here. She said in the statement: “He figured out my insecurities and exploited them: he used the things he learned about me against me. Over a period of many months, he gave me drugs and alcohol and had sex with me in an abandoned room at an apartment he managed. It wasn’t always consensual and he remained sober whenever we were together.”

She also claimed that he “controlled everything” she did. Kath denied all of the allegations, saying the singer was “lying” and “still bitter about their break-up”. He was reported to have filed a defamation lawsuit against her, claiming Crystal Castles had lost $300,000 in profits.

Now, in a new interview with the Daily Beast, Glass has spoken about the defamation suit, believing that the post-show court-summons she received from someone imitating a fan was designed to intimidate her.

She says she thinks Kath’s motivation was to “make my life harder for the next however many months,” as well as “to intimidate all of these women that 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.”

“I refuse to be intimidated by him,” she added. “Things didn’t work out the way he thought they would, which would be me just cowering and crying in a little ball. He doesn’t know me anymore and I’m not a little girl anymore.”

Glass also says she is confident the suit will be thrown out, since “everything I said was true. You shouldn’t be able to waste everyone’s time and money to have a lawsuit that I’m going to win.”

Glass left Crystal Castles in 2014. Kath continued the band without her, replacing her with a new singer called Edith Frances.

Ethan Kath denies all of the allegations against him. At the time of Kath’s lawsuit, his attorney Shane Bernard said, “My client categorically denies all the malicious lies about sexual abuse. At no time did my client ever force Alice Glass into having sex with him against her will, much less by use of violence or drugs to take advantage of her.”

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