Rex Orange County Has Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed


Rex Orange County Has Sexual Assault Charges Dismissed

The singer-songwriter had denied six allegations of unwanted touching after charges were filed in London this year

Rex Orange County

Alexander James O’Connor aka Rex Orange County, February 2020 (Rick Kern/Getty Images)

A London court has dismissed six charges of sexual assault filed against Rex Orange County earlier this year, BBC News reports. The British singer-songwriter had denied a woman’s allegations of unwanted touching. In a statement today, he said independent evidence including CCTV footage and a witness account had failed to support the allegations. The Crown Prosecution service told the BBC that the evidence no longer met its test for prosecution.

“I have never assaulted anyone and I do not condone violence or abusive behaviour of any kind,” Rex Orange County’s statement reads, in part. “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.”

Prior to the dismissal, Rex Orange County had been due to stand trial in January.

If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual assault, we encourage you to reach out for support:

RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline
1 800 656 HOPE (4673)

Crisis Text Line
SMS: Text “HELLO” or “HOLA” to 741-741

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