Feist donates merch proceeds from Arcade Fire Show to Women’s Aid Dublin

Feist opened for Arcade fire‘s WE tour kicks off in Dublin, Ireland on Tuesday night (August 30), and the singer-songwriter is donating his merch proceeds to a good cause.

In a photo circulating on Twitter, a sign can be seen next to a t-shirt at the merch booth, which reads: “All proceeds from Feist merchandise will be donated to Women’s Aid Dublin.” Billboard later confirmed that Feist donates to the organization, which works to keep women and children safe from domestic violence, offers support and help to women affected by abuse, and aims for justice and social change.

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The news comes just days after four people came forward to accuse Arcade Fire’s Win Butler of sexual misconduct. In a report published by Fork on Saturday (August 27), three female Arcade Fire fans and a fourth person who is gender-fluid and uses they/them pronouns claimed to have had sexual interactions with Butler when they were between the ages of 18 and 23, that they are considered inappropriate; one claimed they had been sexually assaulted by the musician. The alleged incidents took place between the years 2015 and 2020.

In a statesment given to the publication, Butler said the extramarital affairs were consensual. “I love Régine with all my heart. We have been together for twenty years, she is my partner in music and in life, my soulmate and I am lucky and grateful to have her by my side. But at times it has been difficult to balance being the father, husband and bandmate that I want to be. Today I want to clear the air about my life, poor judgment and mistakes I’ve made,” he said in the statement. “I’ve had consensual affairs outside of my marriage. There’s no easy way to say this, and the hardest thing I’ve ever done is having to share this with my son. Most of those affairs were short-lived, and my wife is aware – our marriage has been more unconventional in the past than some.”

He added: “I have never touched a woman against her will and any implication I have is simply false. I vehemently deny any suggestion that I forced myself on a woman or demanded sexual favors. It simply happened and unequivocally never.”

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