Alexander O’Connor, also known as Rex Orange County, has been charged with six charges of sexual assault in the United Kingdom. Monday in the Southwark Crown Court in London, the English singer-songwriter rejected the charges.
On June 1, O’Connor allegedly assaulted a woman twice in the West End, as reported by The Sun. The following day, he assaulted the same woman four times more, once in a taxi and three times in his Notting Hill house.
A spokesman for the musician said in a statement published by The Guardian, “Alex is startled by the allegations, which he denies, and looks forward to clearing his name in court.” Due to the pending proceedings, he is unable to offer any further commentary.
O’Connor was released on bail without conditions, and his trial was set to commence on January 3, 2023.
In July of this year, Rex Orange County announced “with great regret” that he was canceling tour dates in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe “due to unanticipated personal circumstances.”
The statement added, “I must spend some time at home this year and will be unable to continue touring as planned.” “This is the last thing I wish to accomplish. I adore traveling, and I am so sad to disappoint anyone. I anticipate returning to it as soon as possible.”