ControversyWin Butler's Accusers Include Multiple Women. Arcade Fire Tour Despite Sexual Misconduct...

Win Butler’s Accusers Include Multiple Women. Arcade Fire Tour Despite Sexual Misconduct Allegations?

Arcade Fire vocalist Win Butler has been accused of sexual assault by four people, according to a lengthy story in Pitchfork.

A transgender person and three women claim that Butler sexually attacked them twice in 2015, adding that the events were “inappropriate given the disparities in age, power relations, and environment in which they happened.”

The revelation alleging sexual assault against Butler came just days before Arcade Fire’s scheduled UK, European, and North American tour in support of their most recent album, We, which was set to go off in Dublin, Ireland on August 30.

The stories from numerous people appeared especially damning for the musician who came across as a man using his position of power to make unwanted sexual approaches.

Butler’s wife, Régine Chassagne, is not simply his marriage partner but also a major element of Arcade Fire and the only other founding member of the group who is still with them now.

Chassagne’s role in the band is equally as vital as Butler’s, and her ideas are important to take into this too.

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Through his crisis public relations representative Risa Heller, Win Butler admitted to having sexual encounters with all four individuals but insisted that all sexual activity was voluntary and never prompted by Butler.

Through Heller, Butler also extended an offer to connect Pitchfork with women who have had sexual encounters with him while giving their informed consent.

Pitchfork has more info on the exchanges, including Butler’s full statement.

Butler published a statement in which he claimed that “…These relationships were all consensual” and that he would “… Continue to learn from my mistakes and working hard to become a better person, someone my kid can be proud of.”

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All of the allegations seem to center on a claim that Butler first met the women when they were between the ages of 18 and 23, at a concert.

According to the story, he allegedly reaches out to them over social media, and they either meet up or the singer begins ‘sexting’ them.

A lady who only identified herself as “Lily” claims that Butler caressed her thighs in the car and pinned her against her will.

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The Grammy winner, however, has rejected these claims, saying the automobile kiss occurred only after she had given her permission.

An additional victim who goes under the name “Stella” said she and the artist exchanged text messages after meeting. However, beyond a certain point in time,.

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