new pitchfork Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler has been accused of having an “ongoing abusive relationship” with a 22-year-old student named Sabina, who began when Butler was 35.
Sabina is the fifth person to file a complaint against Butler after the release of the initials. pitchfork In an August report, four separate people detailed past sexual relationships with musicians, calling them “inappropriate given the gaps in age, power dynamics, and circumstances in which they occurred.” All five accusers were at least 13 years younger than Butler when they were accused of abuse.
A new article details how she met Butler in Montreal in the summer of 2015 when she was a recently divorced waitress and student. I thought he was very intelligent,” Sabina said in the report), and the relationship soon turned sexual.
Butler was “emotionally abusive, manipulative, toxic, and used his power dynamics to take advantage of my body when it was convenient for him. met me,” says Sabina. “Generally, it was an abusive dynamic. It was really aggressive and I felt like I had to do what he said. I didn’t, but I did them anyway. And it ultimately dehumanizes me,” she continues.
The article further details how Butler pressured Sabina to leave her boyfriend and roommate and live alone. made her feel like “just a body”.
She concludes: ..But the only value I had for him was to have sex whenever he wanted.
Butler has yet to respond to this latest allegation.full The text of his previous response claims that “all of these interactions were reciprocal and always between consenting adults.” here.
If you or someone you know has suffered sexual abuse, RAINN National Sexual Assault The hotline is 1-800-656-4673.