The lead singer of Montreal-based rock band Arcade Hearth has launched a press release in response to a media report that features a number of allegations of sexual misconduct.
The accusations in opposition to Win Butler are outlined in a report from leisure information website Pitchfork, which revealed a narrative on Saturday containing allegations of inappropriate sexual interactions with three ladies and one one who identifies as gender fluid.
The complainants advised Pitchfork the alleged interactions have been inappropriate primarily based on gaps in age and energy dynamics at play and included unwelcome advances.
In an emailed assertion despatched by means of a disaster public relations agency, Butler acknowledged he had sexual relationships outdoors of his marriage to bandmate Regine Chassagne.
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However the singer is denying any allegations of misconduct, saying all encounters occurred between consenting adults and he by no means touched a girl in opposition to her will or demanded sexual favours.
Butler apologized for his behaviour and mentioned he was combating psychological well being and alcohol dependence points across the time the alleged incidents occurred.
“As I look to the long run, I’m persevering with to be taught from my errors and dealing onerous to turn into a greater particular person, somebody my son will be happy with,” Butler mentioned within the assertion, despatched by New York-based Risa Heller Communications.
“I’m sorry for the ache I brought about – I’m sorry I wasn’t extra conscious and tuned in to the impact I’ve on folks.”
Arcade Hearth is taken into account one of the vital profitable Canadian bands to rise out of the indie rock scene of the early 2000s.
The Grammy and Juno-winning band is ready to embark on a world tour this week to advertise their sixth album “We.”
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