Artist News Legal

Alice Glass has defamation lawsuit dismissed

By | Published on Monday 26 February 2018

Alice Glass

Alice Glass claimed victory in court last week, after a defamation lawsuit brought against her by former Crystal Castles bandmate Ethan Kath was dismissed.

“I won in court today”, she tweeted. “The defamation lawsuit against me was dismissed! Thank you so much for the love and support throughout this ugly process. This is a victory for survivors of abuse and sexual misconduct in countries where abusers use the court system to further victimise and keep people silent. WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED”.

Last October, Glass accused Kath of years of physical and mental abuse during their time as a couple and bandmates, starting when she was fifteen years old. Kath responded by suing Glass for defamation, accusing her of trying to “ruin his good name and reputation in the industry”, to “destroy Crystal Castles” and “in turn boost her own career”.

The Los Angeles Superior Court confirmed to Pitchfork on Friday that Glass’s motion to strike was granted, while her attorney said: “We are extremely pleased with the court’s decision to grant our motion to strike, which effectively dismisses the complaint in its entirety. As the prevailing party, we are entitled to attorneys’ fees and will return to court to obtain an order in that regard”.

Kath has not yet responded to the news. Earlier this month, The Daily Beast published an article detailing accusations from four others who alleged that Kath had also taken advantage of them as teenagers.