Win Butler, the main vocalist of Arcade Fire, has allegedly been the subject of sexual misconduct by four women claims.
Butler acknowledged having intercourse only with individuals, but said that all of it was consensual.
He is disputing allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him from four people.
Under the requirement of anonymity, four people claimed to the singer that Butler behaved “inappropriately” with them throughout 2015 and 2020.
Butler told Pitchfork in a statement, “I have never touched a woman against her consent, and any allegation on me is totally wrong”.
Although all of these interactions were voluntary, he claimed, citing prior battles with alcohol and depression, “I am very sorry to anyone I have offended by my conduct.
The musician, who’d been 34 at the time, was accused of engaging in violent sexual behaviour with one of the alleged victims, a non-binary person who was 21 years old in 2015.
The individual, who went under the alias “Lily,” said Butler drove them back after dinner while sticking his hands in their trousers.
On some other instance, “Lily” reported that after “he pushed me towards the wall and was violently grasping my body and shoving his tongue across my neck,” Butler entered the house using the front door.
Three women, ages 18 to 23, who had contacts between 2016 and 2020 regarded them as “unacceptable given the disparities in age, power relations, and environment wherein they happened.” Butler was between the ages of 36 and 39 at the time.
One of them, “Stella,” who was 18 in 2016 and is identified in the piece, said the artist sent her inappropriate texts and sexually explicit photographs.
Co-founding member of the Academy award indie band and Butler’s wife Regine Chassagne gave a statement in favour of him by saying that ‘Pitchfork her spouse never has, and in future will not grab a woman against her permission and I believe positively he never did.”
The accusations were made only weeks before album’s next tour began in Dublin, Ireland, on Tuesday. With the release of their album We, the group made a comeback in May.