Sexual assault is gravely frowned upon, and fans are shocked and heartbroken to learn that Rex Orange County was the perpetrator of the allegations.
The singer was recently accused of sexually assaulting a woman six times in two days.
Several news outlets, like Variety and The Guardian, claimed Rex Orange County assaulted a woman six times.
The first two times took place in the West End on June 1, 2021, according to The Sun.
He then attacked her in a taxi the next day and three more times that same day at her home in Notting Hill.
A statement was released on his behalf, stating:
“Alex is shocked by the allegations, which he denies and looks forward to clearing his name in court.”
Appearing in court
On Monday, the 10th of October, the singer appeared at London’s Southwark Crown Court.
Rex Orange County pleaded not guilty to charges of intentional touching of a sexual nature without consent.
He was released unconditionally on bail for his three-day trial.
The trial is scheduled for January 3, 2023.
Rex Orange County
Alexander James O’Connor started his music career in 2016 and caught the eye of American rapper Tyler, the Creator.
The two then collaborated on the Tyler, the Creator album, Flower Boy.
From there, Rex Orange County became a popular name among 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 would be 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