According to the Sun, Rex Orange County has been accused of six counts of sexual assault in the UK.
At Southwark Crown Court in London, the British musician, whose real name is Alexander O’Connor and who is well-known for his song “Loving Is Easy,” entered a not-guilty plea. According to the Sun, O’Connor is accused of assaulting the woman twice on June 1 in London’s West End. He is accused of assaulting her in a taxi the next day and three more times at his Notting Hill residence. On January 3, he will stand trial.
The 24-year-old is accused of assaulting the woman twice on June 1 in London’s West End and four times the following day, including once in a taxi and three times in his Notting Hill residence. According to reports, the woman is older than 16.
On October 10, O’Connor made an appearance at Southwark Crown Court. He was granted unconditional bail after entering a not guilty plea to each of the six accusations.
“Alex is shocked by the allegations, which he denies, and looks forward to clearing his name in court,” a representative for the musician said in a statement released to press. “He is unable to make any further comment because of the ongoing proceedings.”
A provisional trial date has been set for 3 January 2023.
In July 2022, O’Connor announced that he was cancelling his upcoming tour dates in Australia, New Zealand and Europe owing to “unforeseen personal circumstances” that meant he was “having to spend some time at home this year” and would “not be able to continue with touring as planned”.
“This is the last thing I want to do,” he wrote. “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.”