Toronto police have confirmed an "active investigation" against Crystal Castles' Ethan Kath. Toronto Police Service Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook told the Daily Beast Thursday that they have an open sex crimes unit investigation against Kath, though additional details are not able to be disclosed due to the nature of the investigation and "for the privacy of the alleged victims."
Back in October, Alice Glass—a founding member of the duo who left in 2014—detailed years of alleged sexual abuse by Kath via a statement on her official website. "[Kath] controlled everything I did," Glass wrote. "I wasn't allowed to have my own phone or my own credit card, he decided who my friends were, read through my private emails, restricted my access to social media, regulated everything I ate. He berated me and yelled at me, telling me that I was a joke, that all the people that came to our shows were only interested in his instrumentals and that I was ruining the band."
A source close to the Toronto investigation said Thursday that it involves "several women." According to the Beast, Kath has also been accused of reaching out to another woman when she was 15 and later initiating a "sexual relationship" when she was 16. "I want this guy's insane horrible mistreatment of underage girls to be out in the open for everyone to know and to protect themselves," the accuser, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said.
Following Glass' post in October, Kath released a statement claiming her allegations were "pure fiction." In a tweet last month, Glass revealed that she had been served after a show in Chicago by "someone pretending to be a fan." This week, she thanked fans for their support and said she has "a great lawyer."