Win Butler, the frontman of Arcade Fire, has been accused of sexual misconduct by four people. Butler, however, claims that his relationships were consensual.

The accuser, who is gender-fluid and often uses the pronoun they/them twice, accused Butler of sexually assaulting them when they were 21 years old in 2015.

Three women have accused this singer of being inappropriately intimate with them because of their ages and power dynamics.

In 2016, the women were between 18 and 23 when the interactions took place. It appears that Butler was in the age range of 36 to 39 at the time of the alleged encounter.

However, Butler’s representative stated that he was not responsible for the misconduct and that all interactions between the accusers and the singer were mutual. Furthermore, his representative asserted that Butler did not initiate any interaction.

The accusers provided a detailed description of their interactions with the musician, which included unwanted touching, kisses, and an image of genitalia. In his defense, the 42-years-old singer claimed to have been depressed and drinking heavily at the time of the incident.

The American-Canadian singer said, “There is no easy way to say this, and the hardest thing I have ever done is having to share this with my son. The majority of these relationships were short-lived, and my wife is aware – our marriage has, in the past, been more unconventional than some.”

Butler continued, “I have connected with people in person, at shows, and through social media, and I have shared messages of which I am not proud. [But], most importantly, every single one of these interactions has been mutual and always between consenting adults. It is deeply revisionist and frankly just wrong for anyone to suggest otherwise.

The co-founder of the band Arcade Fire said, “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.”

He added, “While these relationships were all consensual, I am very sorry to anyone who I have hurt with my behavior. Life is filled with tremendous pain and error, and I never want to be part of causing someone else’s pain.”