Last year Ethan Kath, co-founder of the electronic duo Crystal Castles, sued his former bandmate, Alice Glass, for defamation, after she accused him of years of sexual and physical abuse. Glass revealed on Friday that his suit was dismissed, confirmed with the Los Angeles Superior Court.
She wrote on Twitter after the decision was reached, “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.”
Kath’s original defamation suit claimed that he “suffered emotional distress” and lost in excess of $300,000 as a result of her “dastardly plan” to come forward with allegations of sexual abuse. In the months following Glass’ first statement, The Daily Beast reported that multiple women had filed complaints with the Toronto Police Department, and confirmed that Kath was under investigation for alleged sex crimes.
One of the women, who spoke with The Daily Beast anonymously, said that she met Kath online when she was 15 and began a sexual relationship when she was 16. “I want this guy’s insane horrible mistreatment of underage girls to be out in the open for everyone to know and to protect themselves,” she said.
We’ve reached out to representatives for Crystal Castles and will update this if we hear back.