All Charges Dropped Against Rex Orange County in Sexual Assault Case

Rex Orange County has shared a statement saying all charges against him in the sexual assault case have been dropped.

In October, the musician – real name Alex O’Connor – was charged with six counts of sexually assaulting a woman in London, pleading not guilty to all charges at Southwark Crown Court.

As first reported by The Sun, the musician was accused of assaulting the woman six times between June 1 and 2. He allegedly assaulted the woman twice in London’s West End, once in a taxi and three times at her Notting Hill home, according to the outlet. The trial will be held provisionally on 3 January 2023.

Now, in a statement issued today (December 22), O’Connor has revealed that all charges have been dropped.

“The Crown Prosecution Service has reviewed the evidence and decided there is no reason to take this case to trial. I have always denied these allegations and I am grateful that independent evidence has cleared me of any wrongdoing. I did not attack anyone any and never I. do not allow violence or abusive behavior of any kind.

O’Connor added: “I would like to clarify some details about what I have been accused of because I have not been able to deal with it so far and there is inaccuracy being spread about the case. I have been wrongly accused of the one night leg, neck, back, and buttocks, resulting in six counts of sexual assault.

“The only evidence against me was the individual’s account. However, security camera footage obtained by the police contradicted his version of events. His partner was also present throughout on the night in question and gave a statement to the police.the charges against me.

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

When contacted by the NME, the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed that all charges against O’Connor had been dropped.

A spokesman said: “SPC prosecutors have a duty to keep all cases under review. Having carefully considered all the evidence, our legal test for a prosecution has no longer been met and therefore we are not going to pursue a prosecution.

“We will always try to prosecute sex offences, when our legal test is met, however difficult it may be.”

At the time of the allegations, a representative for the musician told Pitchfork: “Alex is devastated by the allegations, which he denies, and hopes to clear his name in court. He is unable to comment further due to the ongoing process .”

O’Connor was released on unconditional bail after appearing in court in October.

In July, he canceled a series of tour dates due to “unforeseen personal circumstances.” The case was not mentioned at the time.

“This year I will have to spend some time at home and will not be able to continue touring as planned,” he wrote in a statement shared on social networks.

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