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Rex Orange County Charged With Six Counts of Sexual Assault, Singer Denies Allegations

Rex Orange County Charged With Six Counts of Sexual Assault, Singer Denies Allegations

Alexander O’Connor is alleged to have assaulted a woman over the course of two days in June

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The musician Rex Orange County, aka Alexander O’Connor, has been charged with six counts of sexually assaulting a woman, The Sun has reported.

The musician, whose real name is Alexander James O’Connor, is accused of assaulting the woman on six occasions between June 1 and 2, 2022. According to the outlet, he allegedly assaulted the woman twice in London’s West End, once in a taxi, and three times at his home in Notting Hill. He appeared at Southwark Crown Court in London earlier today (October 10, 2022), where he pleaded not guilty to all charges. O’Connor is set to provisionally face trial on January 3, 2023. A representative for the musician told Pitchfork: “Alex is shocked by the allegations which he denies and looks forward to clearing his name in court. He is unable to make any further comment because of the ongoing proceedings.”



 

In July 2022, O’Connor announced that he was canceling 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.”



 

"I am having to spend some time at home this year and I will not be able to continue with touring as planned," O'Connor wrote at the time. "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."



 

An alumnus of the prestigious London creative arts collage BRIT School, O'Conner self-released his first album, Bcos U Will Never B Free, in 2015. This led him to collaborate with US musician Tyler, The Creator on the album Flower Boy which contributed to his international popularity. O'Conner self-released a second album in 2017 before he was signed to Sony subsidiary label RCA Records to release his third and fourth albums in 2019 and 2020, respectively. As Rex Orange County, O'Conner has toured Australia in 2019 for Laneway Festival. His announced 2020 Australian headline tour was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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