Rex Orange County’s Sexual Assault Case Has Been Dismissed

Rex Orange County has released a statement claiming that all allegations of sexual assault against him have been dropped. The musician, whose real name is Alex O’Connor, was charged with six counts of sexual assault on a lady in London in October. He entered a not-guilty plea to all charges at Southwark Crown Court. The artist was charged with assaulting the woman six separate times between June 1 and 2, as was first reported in The Sun.

Today, all charges against me have been dropped. The Crown Prosecution Service reviewed the evidence and decided that there is no merit in this case going to trial, not guilty verdicts were entered to all the charges. I have always denied these allegations and am grateful that the independent evidence has cleared me of any wrongdoing. I have never assaulted anyone and I do not condone violence or abusive behaviour of any kind.

I would like to clarify some details around what I was accused of, as I have not been able to address this until now and inaccuracies about the case have circulated. I was wrongly accused of touching someone one evening on their leg, neck, back, and bottom. That led to 6 charges of sexual assault. The only evidence against me was the individual’s account. However, CCTV footage obtained by the police contradicted their version of events. Their partner was also present throughout the evening in question and gave a statement to the police which did not support the allegations against me.

It’s been a difficult time for everyone involved and I’d like to thank the people who have helped me through it as well as my family and loved ones for their continued support.

According to the publication, he allegedly assaulted the woman three times at his residence in Notting Hill, in a taxi, and in London’s West End. On January 3, 2023, he was provisionally scheduled to go on trial. However, after the October court appearance, O’Connor was granted unconditional bail and discharged. He postponed some dates of his tour back in July because of “unforeseen personal circumstances.” At the time, the case was not mentioned.

According to testimony provided to Southwark Crown Court, the musician allegedly assaulted the woman, who is over 16, twice in the West End on June 1. Then, he allegedly assaulted her in a taxi thrice the following day at his Notting Hill residence. By contributing to Tyler, the Creator’s Grammy-nominated album Flower Boy, the singer gained attention in 2017.

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