Arcade Fire Singer Win Butler Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By Several People: Report

Arcade Fire lead singer Win Butler has been accused of sexual misconduct by a number of folks, in accordance to an intensive report by Pitchfork.

The outlet studies that three girls who stated that they had sexual interactions with Butler between 2016 and 2020 got here to really feel the interactions “were inappropriate given the gaps in age, power dynamics, and context in which they occurred.”

The ladies have been followers of the band and between the ages 18 and 23, Pitchfork studies, whereas Butler was in his late 30s when the conditions occurred.

A fourth individual, who makes use of they/them pronouns and identifies as gender-fluid, alleged that they have been sexually assaulted by Butler twice in 2015, Pitchfork studies.

The individual claimed the primary sexual assault occurred whereas they have been in a automobile and the second sexual assault occurred when he got here to their condominium regardless of a number of texts telling him to not come over.

Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Competition in April. Three girls informed Pitchfork that that they had sexual interactions with Butler up to now that they really feel have been inappropriate.

Wealthy Fury/Getty Photographs for Coachella

The musician, who’s married to and has a son with Arcade Fire co-founder Régine Chassagne, wrote in an announcement offered to Pitchfork that he had “consensual relationships outside” his marriage.

Butler disputed ever touching “a woman against her will” and denied forcing himself onto a girl or demanding “sexual favors.”

Pitchfork studies that the musician responded to the publication’s request for remark by disaster public relations skilled Risa Heller, as soon as a spokeswoman for Harvey Weinstein and Mario Batali.

“I’m sorry,” Butler wrote.

“I’m sorry for the pain I caused — I’m sorry I wasn’t more aware and tuned in to the effect I have on people — I fucked up, and while not an excuse, I will continue to look forward and heal what can be healed, and learn from past experiences. I can do better and I will do better,” Butler continued

Learn Pitchfork’s full report.

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