Alice Glass to Go After Ethan Kath for Legal Fees over Dismissed Defamation Suit
Published Feb 27, 2018Late last week, Alice Glass shared the news that a defamation suit launched against her by former Crystal Castles bandmate Ethan Kath had been dismissed in court. Now, the vocalist's lawyer says that the court will be asked to grant a reimbursement of her legal fees following the lawsuit's dismissal.
Lawyer Vicki Greco, who is representing Glass, will return to court in Los Angeles on April 3 seeking approximately $20,000 USD in legal payments from Kath, the Canadian Press reports. Under California law, Glass is entitled to a "reasonable" repayment of attorney fees.
In an interview today, Greco said that Glass is "thrilled, obviously, with the granting of this motion."
"She continues to receive negative or false statements on social media and the Internet," Greco continued. "So, she's hoping people will understand that this was not a technicality, that Ethan was unable to meet his burden [of proof]."
Born Claudio Palmieri, Kath had launched a defamation suit against Glass (born Margaret Osborn) after she publicly accused her former bandmate of rape and years of abuse last fall. Kath refuted the claims as "pure fiction."
Kath's defamation suit was thrown out of court late last week after Glass proved the comments she had made fell under her U.S. First Amendment rights and made in the public interest as part of the larger #MeToo movement.
As CP reports, Kath's legal team was unable to produce further evidence to support a claim of defamation.
As previously reported, Toronto police are actively investigating multiple sex crimes against Kath, including one against a minor. At this time, no charges have been laid against Kath.