Bixler’s husband, At the Drive In and The Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala, has also commented on Twitter, mentioning that The Church of Scientology has been harassing his family since his wife pressed charges last year.
Several women have come forward with detailed accounts accusing FYF Founder Sean Carlson of sexual misconduct and assault. Goldenvoice parted ways with Carlson shortly before the report was made public.
“While were filming Goonies it was obvious that he was having a rough time. We were friends and I tried to be as supportive as possible. Beyond, emotional affinity, it was impossible to figure out some other way of helping. He was a strong, confident, cocky kid, who was wise beyond his years. I lived with a sense of dread for him.”
In a new statement, Ethan Kath says Alice Glass left Crystal Castles “to handle her mental health and substance abuse issues” and he “fully supported her,” but now he “can’t support extortion, false claims, and accusations put forth after the band gained success without her.”
“The thing about all of this — the #MeToo movement, the calling out of creeps and pedophiles and let’s just call them what they are, bad men — is it’s actually really working. These men are losing their jobs. They’re becoming famous for new reasons,“ Bethany writes.
Alice Glassleft Crystal Castles in 2014 and now has an active solo project underway, while Ethan Kathcontinued Crystal Castles with a different singer. At the time of her departure, Alice said that she left the group “for a multitude of reasons both professional and personal,” and now she has given a detailed account of Ethan Kath taking advantage of her for years, abusing her physically, and forcing her to have se with him.
“I am endlessly sorry for my inappropriate behavior. I took advantage of my position as a musician, though I never intended to hurt anyone emotionally or otherwise. I’ve been an insensitive creep,“ Mondanile’s apology begins.
“At the time, I had thought that my actions were consensual and now understand that this was not the case. This encounter did not meet the criteria for getting consent. I abused this person, and I have not held myself accountable for this.”
Last week, the news broke that the reason for Matt Mondanile‘s departure from Real Estate was that the band fired him after “allegations of unacceptable treatment of women were brought to [their] attention.” Details on the situation by seven women have now surfaced in a new SPIN article.
“We do not live in a society where a 21 year old college student can feel safe enough to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity for an alleged rape,” Karen Koehler, the accusers’ lawyer, wrote in an open letter.
Magic Bullet Records claimed to have received several emails accusing guitarist Jo Capitalcide of assault, and said that singer Gretchen Steel discussed the claims with the label too, which Steel denied.
Mumford & Sons that they were “appalled… gutted by these reports” and that they would not play the festival again unless police and organizers could guarantee that they were “doing somethig to combat what appears to be a disgustingly high rate of reported sexual violence.”