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L.A. court to decide merits of Crystal Castles lawsuit over ex-singer's sex abuse allegations

L.A. court to decide merits of Crystal Castles lawsuit over ex-singer's sex abuse allegations
From CBC - February 12, 2018

A California court will determine whether a defamation suit filed by Crystal Castles songwriter Ethan Kath will proceed against the Toronto duo's former singer who publicly claimed he sexually abused her for years.

Kath seeks unspecified damages in documents filed in a Los Angeles Superior Court under his birth name Claudio Palmieri.

The document alleges that online accusations made by Alice Glass, whose real name is Margaret Osborn, destroyed Kath's reputation and caused him to cancel a North American tour worth more than $300,000 US.

The case accuses Glass, as well as her boyfriend and other unidentified parties, of breach of contract.

But Glass's lawyer saidher client was exercising her First Amendment right to free speech in making her claims and was emboldened by the #MeToo movement.

Lawyer Vicki Grecko filed a motion to dismiss the case, which will be heard Feb. 23.

Kath has denied allegations of abuse. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Toronto police investigating

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