Arcade Fire Frontman Win Butler Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations

win butlerin front of Arcade FireHe is breaking his silence after several people came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct.

According to a report published by hay-stalker, “Three women made allegations of sexual relations with Butler that they felt were inappropriate given the age, power dynamics and context in which they occurred.” The three women said they were fans of the band and that the instances between the ages of 18 and 23 were reportedly taking place between the years 2016 and 2020.

A fourth person has also emerged alleging that Butler “sexually assaulted her twice in 2015, when he was 21 and she was 34.” Pitchfork has details of the encounters and says they have receipts of messages that were exchanged between him and Butler.

Butler, who is married to bandmate Regine Chasagne, issued a statement acknowledging the encounters, saying they were all consensual.

“I love Regin with all my heart. We’ve been together for twenty years, he’s my partner in music and life, my soul mate and I’m lucky and grateful that he’s by my side. But sometimes, father, husband And being the bandmate I want to be has made it difficult to balance. Today I want to clear the air about my life, the bad decisions and the mistakes I’ve made,” she said in a statement published by Pitchfork.

“I’ve had consensual relationships outside of my marriage,” he said, adding that “most of these relationships were short-lived, and my wife knows.”

Butler continued, “Every one of these conversations has been mutual and always between consenting adults. It is deeply revisionist, and clearly wrong, for anyone to suggest otherwise. I’ve never seen a woman ask her to wish.” Against is not touched, and any implication of mine is simply false. I strongly deny any suggestion that I forced myself on a woman or sought sexual favor. That simply and frankly never happened. “

The singer said that he is “sorry for anyone I have hurt with my behavior,” and added that he is “working hard” on himself as he seeks to “improve despite my flaws and damage.” “

Chasagne also issued a statement standing by her husband, saying, “I know what’s in his heart, and I know he’s never touched a woman without her consent, and I’m sure that.” He never did. He’s lost his way and he’s found his way. I love him and love the life we’ve built together.”