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Four people accuse Arcade Fire musician Win Butler of sexual violence

Musician and rock band leader arcade Fire, Win Butlerwas accused of sexual harassment against at least three women and abuse against one more person.

This counteracts the image that the American had until now, whose rock band has the profile of ‘family’, since he has lined up his wife since 2003, Régine Chassagne, and her brother Will.

According to the specialized portal Pitchforkthree of the women cited made complaints of “interactions sexual” with the musician, which qualify as “inappropriate.

As revealed by the portal, the three had between 18 and 23 years old and the acts took place between 2016 and 2020 (the musician is currently 42 years old)in addition to emphasizing the “age differences, power dynamics, and the context in which they occurred“When the events took place.

A fourth person, identified as non-binary, assured the outlet who sexually assaulted you on at least two occasions during 2015: one in a car and the second when the musician went to his apartment even with the message warning not to get close.

Pitchfork ensures having seen text messages as well as having interviewed people close to the alleged victims, who gave faith to the media about the acts in their time.

Butler does not deny contact; although on his part he assures that there was consensus and that his wife knows about the contacts the musician had with other women during this period.

After requesting statements, the portal received a written response from the musician, where he acknowledged the contacts but ensured that these extramarital issues were agreed upon.

“Most of these relationships were short-lived, and my wife knows it: our marriage, in the past, has been less conventional than some. (…) The most important thing is that each of these interactions has been mutual and always between consenting adults. It is deeply revisionist, and frankly wrong, for someone to suggest otherwise.”

In a second referenced statement, Butler refers to a stage of alcoholism and depression during that period, in which he claims ‘to have c*g*d*’ but that he already went through a period of rehabilitation during the pandemic.

“I have long struggled with mental health issues and the ghosts of childhood abuse. Chen I was 30, I started drinking while dealing with the most severe depression of my life after our family suffered a miscarriage. None of this is meant to excuse my behavior, but I want to give some context and share what was going on in my life at the time.”

For his part, Chassagne supported who has been his life partner for almost 20 years and assures that he is a ‘good man’: “I know what’s in your heart, and I know that you have never touched or would touch a woman without her consent. and I’m sure he never did. She has lost her way and found her way back. I love him and I love the life we ​​have created together.”

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Reference from www.milenio.com

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