Singer Denies Allegations After Rex Orange County Is Charged With Six Counts of Sexual Assault
According to The Sun, English pop artist Rex Orange County, real name Alexander O’Connor, has been charged with sexually abusing a lady on six separate occasions in London.
On Monday, the 24-year-old artist appeared in Southwark Crown Court in London to contest the claims. O’Connor was released on unconditional bail after pleading not guilty to all six allegations. A preliminary trial date of January 3, 2023 has been scheduled.
O’Connor is accused of assaulting the woman twice in the West End on June 1 and four more times the next day, once in a taxi and three times at his Notting Hill house.
“Alex is horrified by the charges, which he denies, and looks forward to defending his name in court,” a Rex Orange County official told Variety in a statement. “He is unable to talk further due to the ongoing processes.”
With his 2017 songs “Best Friend” and “Loving Is Easy,” the singer rose to indie success as Rex Orange County. He appeared on two songs on Tyler, the Creator’s groundbreaking 2017 album “Flower Boy” the same year. In March, O’Connor has released one mixtape and three studio albums, the most recent being “Who Cares?”.
Variety published a lengthy analysis on the #MeToo movement last week, five years after it sparked a global awakening, as Harvey Weinstein, Paul Haggis, Danny Masterson, and Kevin Spacey face prosecutions. “That upheaval transformed things for the better, and culture was irrevocably altered,” Variety chief correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister wrote. “However, the entertainment business has a long way to go in untangling a complex web of decades of poor behaviour.”