Four women have accused Crystal Castles frontman Ethan Cat (real name Claudio Palmieri) of coercion and harassment. Writes about this Daily Beast.
One of the alleged victims at the time of meeting Kat in 2002 was 14 years old. She was a fan of the band Kïll Cheerleadër, in which a man played bass. The musician was 24 years old at that time. The girl said that she was in close contact with Kat, but he did not respect the boundaries and once handed her a sex doll and licked the girl's face for a photo. “I didn't agree to this, but I remember how I died, believing that I was lucky because I get so much attention from him. Although I knew it was wrong,”she recalled.
Kat's other victim stated that he went with her to a schoolchildren's party, and then had sex with her on the ground near the car. This happened when she was 16 years old, and the musician was 29. The girl claims that Kat continued to see her for the next five years.
Three more girls talked about harassment and sexual relations with Kat at a young age. According to them, the man often gave them alcohol. One of his victims in 2013 was a lesbian, who was then 19 years old - Kat gave her a drink and then kissed and hugged her, despite protests.
The musician's lawyers told The Guardian that all reports of Kat's sex with minors are untrue, and the testimonies of the alleged victims are aimed at defaming the name of the leader of Crystal Castles.
In October 2017, former Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass (real name Margaret Osborne) accused Kat of rape and psychological pressure for 10 years. It started almost from the moment they met, when she was 15.