Indie-pop artist Rex Orange County has been charged with six counts of sexual assault towards a lady, in response to studies by British nweresx outlet The Solar.
The 24-year-old, whose actual identify is Alexander O’Connor, allegedly assaulted a lady twice in London’s West Finish on June 1 this 12 months, and an extra 4 occasions the next day – as soon as in a taxi and thrice at his Notting Hill dwelling. The Solar has reported the girl was over the age of 16 on the time.
Showing at Southwark Crown Court docket in London on Monday, O’Connor pleaded not responsible on all six counts. He was launched on unconditional bail and given a provisional trial date set for January 3 subsequent 12 months.
“Alex is shocked by the allegations which he denies and appears ahead to clearing his identify in court docket,” a consultant mentioned in an announcement on behalf of O’Connor. “He’s unable to make any additional remark due to the continued proceedings.”
The allegations come simply months after O’Connor cancelled his Who Cares? tour dates in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. He was set to seem at Melbourne’s Margaret Court docket Enviornment and the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, which was bought out.
In July, the musician took to social media to apologise to followers planning to see him in September and November.
“It’s with quite a lot of unhappiness to announce that because of unexpected private circumstances, I’m having to spend a while at dwelling this 12 months and I won’t be able to proceed with touring as deliberate,” he wrote.
The tour was set to be O’Connor’s first time again on Australian phases since showing on the 2019 Laneway Pageant, after cancelling his 2020 tour because of COVID-19. There was no indication of a substitute Australasian tour.