Ethan Kath has sued Alice Glass for defamation, according to TMZ, after she posted a statement last month detailing the alleged abuse she was subjected to by her former Crystal Castles bandmate. Following the accusations, Crystal Castles’ tour was cancelled.
In a statement, Kath (real name Claudio Palmieri) said:
Alice and I had a long ongoing relationship both personal and professional. When she suddenly left Crystal Castles to handle her mental health issues and substance abuse issues I fully supported her. I will continue to support her quest to wellness but I can’t support extortion, false claims, and accusations put forth after the band attained new success without her.
False allegations take away voice from true victims and that’s what saddens me most about all of this.
TMZ reports that Kath told them that Glass was “lying” and “is still bitter about their breakup,” and claims that “she’s just trying to get attention to jump start her new musical venture.” Kath says that the band lost $300,000 in profits because of the accusation.