Former Crystal Castles member Alice Glass has released a new statement about why she left the band. In the note posted on her website, Glass details many years of alleged abuse from Crystal Castles co-founder Ethan Kath. she states “I met ‘Ethan Kath when I was in the 10th grade. The first time he took advantage of me was when I was around 15.” In addition to physical abuse, Glass says, “He forced me to have sex with him or, he said, I wouldn’t be allowed to be in the band anymore.”
She closes the statement by saying:
Leaving Crystal Castles was the single most difficult decision I’ve ever made—that band was everything to me. My music, my performances, and my fans were all I had in the world. I gave that up and started over not because I wanted to but because I had to. As difficult as it was, I knew that leaving was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It has taken me years to recover from enduring almost a decade of abuse, manipulation and psychological control. I am still recovering.
Read the entire statement here: