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Sexual assault is frowned upon, and fans have been shocked and heartbroken to learn that Rex Orange County was the perpetrator of such allegations.
The singer was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the UK six times in two days.
Several news outlets, including Variety and The Guardian, claimed that Rex Orange County had assaulted a woman on six separate occasions.
The first two took place in the West End on June 1, 2021, according to The Sun.
Then he attacked her in a taxi the next day and three more times the same day at his home in Notting Hill.
A statement was issued on his behalf, saying:
“Alex is shocked by the allegations, which he denies and looks forward to clearing his name in court.”
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Appearing in court
Earlier on Monday, October 10, the singer appeared at London’s Southwark Crown Court.
Rex Orange County has pleaded not guilty to charges of intentionally touching of a sexual nature without consent.
He was released unconditionally on bail before his three-day trial.
The trial is scheduled for January 3, 2023.
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Rex Orange County
Alexander James O’Connor began his musical career in 2016 and attracted the attention of American rapper Tyler, the Creator.
The two later collaborated on the album of Tyler, the Creator: Flower Boy.
From there, Rex Orange County became a popular name with music fans.
His third studio album, Who Cares? was released in March and topped the UK charts.
In July, Rex Orange County announced that he was canceling his tour dates in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, citing unforeseen personal circumstances.
The message reads:
“It is with a great deal of sadness to announce that due to unforeseen personal circumstances, I am having to spend some time at home this year and I will not be able to continue with touring as planned.”
“The UK/IRE dates will still go ahead this summer but Gunnersbury Park in London on August 13th will be the last show of the year.”
“I am devastated to say that the Australia, New Zealand, and European shows scheduled for September and November will be cancelled [sic].”
“All tickets will be refunded. This is the last thing I want to do.”
“I love touring and I am so sorry to be letting anyone down. I look forward to getting back to it as soon as I can.”
Singer Rex Orange County charged with sexual assault
Rex Orange County charged with 6 counts of sexual assault in the UK