Win Butler shock: Arcade Fire’s frontman’s inappropriate behavior exposed, ‘virtuous public reputation’ contrasting

win-butler-shock-arcade-fires-frontmans-inappropriate-behavior-exposed-virtuous-public-reputation-contrasting INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 15: Win Butler of Arcade Fire performs onstage at the Mojave Tent during the 2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 15, 2022 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Coachella)

Win Butler, Arcade Fire’s frontman, is not who many people think he is.

The rock singer has been accused of sexual assault by four people. He claims, however, that their bonds were mutual.

One complainant, a gender-fluid individual who uses the pronouns they/them, claimed the 42-year-old artist sexually assaulted them twice in 2015. They had just turned 21 at the time.

According to Pitchfork, the accusers are women who claim their relationships were inappropriate due to their age disparity and power imbalances with Butler.

The women stated that their meeting occurred between 2015 and 2020, between the ages of 18 and 23. Butler was between the ages of 36 and 39 at the time.

Except for one, all of the women interviewed by the site were huge Arcade Fire fans.

Through a spokeswoman, Win Butler, who is co-founder of the indie rock band, denied wrongdoing. He then claimed that his interactions with the four accusers were entirely voluntary and that none of them were initiated by him.

Butler and Chassagne have kids together.

They even told the publication about their interactions with Butler, including inappropriate groping, kissing, and even photographs of his genitalia.

According to one lady, Butler chastised them for rejecting him, and the musician thought her reaction was strange, leading her to believe there was something wrong with her.

However, after recalling their conversations, the accuser believes she was duped “to the core,” and it is now clear that it was successful.

She also stated that she was still disputing the legitimacy of her actions, her claim of saying “no,” and even the lack of consent after a few months.

Another woman claimed she met Win Butler when she was 18 and took a photo with him at a charity basketball tournament that she later posted online. As a result, Butler contacted her via social media, and the two went to a pub co-owned by Butler, where she allegedly became inebriated.

Following that, she told the magazine that Butler was constantly chastising her for sending sexual text messages and sending her photos of his genitals without her permission.

Butler stated in a statement that he was depressed and frequently drank at the time.

He said of the charges:

“It is deeply revisionist, and frankly just wrong, for anyone to suggest otherwise. I have never touched a woman against her will, and any implication that I have is simply false. I vehemently deny any suggestion that I forced myself on a woman or demanded sexual favors. That simply, and unequivocally, never happened.”

Chassagne also revealed that Pitchfork backs her husband despite the allegations.

High-profile public relations professional Risa Heller represents Win Butler now as a result of the article.