Crystal Castles, an electronic group popular on the indie scene, shot to fame in 2008 with their hit Alice Practice.

Original member Alice Glass left the group in 2014, and has this week revealed the reason why. 

Using the hashtag #MeToo, the former founding member has claimed that she is a victim of sexual assault, physical abuse and rape at the hands of her CC bandmate Ethan Kath. 

Alice stated that the recent wave of discussion surrounding sexual assault led to her feeling that it was time to speak out. 

'The first time he took advantage of me was when I was around 15. He was 10 years older than me.'

'I came to in the back of his car extremely intoxicated (from drinks he had given me that night).'

'He went to great lengths to find me again, stalking me and driving past my high school looking for me,' she claimed, in a lengthy statement posted to her website. 


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Alice goes on to claim how, as Crystal Castles gained popularity, the abuse continued and escalated. 

'He became physically abusive,' reads the statement.  

'He held me over a staircase and threatened to throw me down it. He picked me up over his shoulders and threw me onto concrete.'


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Alice goes on to allege that Kath used manipulation, violence and forcible restraint which led to sexual assault. 

'He broke glass shower doors to frighten me, he locked me into rooms.'

'He told me that my feminism made me a target for rapists and only he could protect me.'

'He forced me to have sex with him or, he said, I wouldn’t be allowed to be in the band anymore.'


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'I am outraged and hurt by the recent statements made by Alice about me and our prior relationship,' Kath responded in a statement from his attorney obtained by Pitchfork.  

'Her story is pure fiction and I am consulting my lawyers as to my legal options.'

'Fortunately, there are many witnesses who can and will confirm that I was never abusive to Alice.'

Alice finished her statement by saying that walking away from Crystal Castles was hugely difficult, but she knew that it was the right decision. 

'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.'

Feature image: Alice Glass / Instagram