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British singer Rex Orange County announces all charges have been dropped in sexual assault case


Rex Orange County just had a big legal victory.

If you do not know, the 24-year-old female singer, born Alexander O’Connoraccused sexually assaulted a woman six times during two days back in June. The attacks are believed to have taken place in London, with the first two taking place on June 1 in the West End, followed by another attack on a taxi the next day, and then three more. at his Notting Hill home.

The quick reveal lays out why he’s canceling his July tour dates in Australia, New Zealand and Europe, because legal issues take precedence – however, he has staunchly denied it. all allegations, with a representative saying Diversity in October:

“Alex is shocked by the allegations he denies and looks forward to being cleared in court. He could not be reached for any further comment because of ongoing legal proceedings.”

The news has been quiet for two months now, but finally some news has surfaced… and it is certainly within Pluto Projector performer’s favor.

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Early Thursday morning, Alex himself came to both Twitter AND Instagram to share the news that all charges against him have been officially dropped. He explained:

“Today, all charges against me have been dropped. The Crown prosecution service reviewed the evidence and decided that there was no reason for this case to go to trial, no [sic] guilty verdicts were given for all charges. I have always denied these allegations and am grateful that independent evidence has proven me to have committed no wrongdoing. I have never attacked anyone and I do not condone violence or abuse of any kind.”

We are sure that this is a big relief for sunflower The singer as well as the fans could not help but be stunned by the shocking accusation. He went on to describe exactly what happened and how the “evidence” proved his innocence:

“I would like to clarify some details around what I am accused of, as I have not been able to resolve the matter until now and inaccuracies about the case have spread. I was falsely accused of touching someone’s legs, neck, back, and butt one evening. That led to six allegations of sexual assault. The only evidence against me is that individual’s account. However, CCTV camera The footage obtained by the police contradicts their version of events. Their partners were also present throughout the evening during the interrogation and issued a statement to the police that they did not support the charges against me.”

He concluded:

“It was a difficult time for everyone involved and I want to thank those who helped me through it as well as my family and loved ones for their continued support.”

See his full statement (below):

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Since then, many fans have begun to rejoice, even flooding his comments with statements like, “Okay, thank god, now I can listen to his music again.” However, we would like to reiterate that it is completely normal to still feel anxious as the situation is extremely serious. What is your opinion? Will you start supporting him again or has your opinion of the singer been changed forever? Let us know in the comments section below.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence and would like to learn more about resources, consider visiting https://www.rainn.org/resources.

[Image via Avalon/WENN]

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