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Arcade Fire Frontman Win Butler Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations – Deadline

Arcade Fire Frontman Win Butler Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations – Deadline

Win Butler, the leader of Arcade Fire, is breaking his silence after several people came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct.

According to a report published by Gallow, “three women made allegations of sexual interactions with Butler that they came to feel were inappropriate given their age differences, power dynamics, and the context in which they occurred.” The three women said they were fans of the band and were between the ages of 18 and 23, and the cases reportedly occurred between the years 2016 and 2020.

A fourth person has also come forward claiming that Butler “sexually assaulted them twice in 2015, when they were 21 and he was 34.” Pitchfork has details of the encounters and says it has receipts for the messages that were exchanged between them and Butler.

Butler, who is married to bandmate Régine Chassagne, issued a statement admitting the encounters and adding that they were all consensual.

“I love Régine with all my heart. We have been together for twenty years, she is my partner in music and in life, my soulmate and I am lucky and grateful to have her by my side. But at times, it’s been difficult to balance being the father, husband, and bandmate that I want to be. Today I want to clear the air about my life, my bad judgment and the mistakes I have made,” she said in the statement published by Pitchfork.

“I have had consensual relationships outside of my marriage,” he added, noting that “most of these relationships were short-lived and my wife knows it.”

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Butler continued: “Each of these interactions has been mutual and always between consenting adults. It is deeply revisionist, and downright wrong, for anyone to suggest otherwise. I have never touched a woman against her will, and any implication she has is simply untrue. I vehemently deny any suggestion that I forced myself on a woman or demanded sexual favors. That simply and unequivocally never happened.”

The singer said he’s “sorry to anyone I’ve hurt with my behavior” and said he’s “been working hard” on himself because he “wants to get better despite my flaws and damages.”

Chassagne also released a statement supporting her husband, saying: “I know what is in his heart, and I know that he would never, and would never, touch a woman without her consent and I am sure he never did. He has lost his way and has found his way back. I love him and I love the life we ​​have created together.”

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