Orange County singer Rex charged with sexual assault


Rex Orange County, best known for his work on Tyler the Creator’s 2017 album flower boywas charged with six counts of sexual assault.

The British musician, whose real name is Alexander O’Connor, allegedly assaulted a woman for two days on June 1 and 2, 2022, in London’s West End and at his home in Notting Hill in the English capital.

Rex Orange County performs at Gunnersbury Park on August 13, 2022 in London. The singer pleaded not guilty on Monday to the six sexual assault charges brought against him.
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He appeared at Southwark Crown Court in London on Monday, denying the charges against him and pleading not guilty to all six.

He was released on absolute bail and a three-day provisional trial date has been set for January 3, 2023.

In a statement provided to The Guardian, a representative for O’Connor said: ‘Alex is shocked by the allegations, which he denies, and is eager to clear his name in court. He is unable to comment further due to ongoing proceedings. .”

Newsweek contacted O’Connor’s representatives for comment.

In July 2022, O’Connor said he would retire from music, citing “unforeseen personal circumstances”, which required him to stay home for the remainder of the year. He canceled the dates of his WHO CARES? toured Australia, New Zealand and Europe and played their final UK show on August 13 at Gunnersbury Park in London.

Announcing the news on his social media on July 2, O’Connor wrote: “It is with great sadness that I announce that due to unforeseen personal circumstances I have to spend time at home this year and I I won’t be able to continue the tour as planned.

“The UK/IRE dates will still take place this summer, but Gunnersbury Park in London on August 13 will be the last show of the year. I am devastated to say that the Australian, New Zealand and European shows scheduled for September and November will be all tickets will be refunded.

“It’s the last thing I want to do. I love touring and I’m so sorry to let anyone down. I can’t wait to get back to it as soon as possible.”

O’Connor attended the famous BRIT School in London whose alumni include Adele and Amy Winehouse. He released his first album, Bcos U will never be freein 2015.

O’Connor shot to fame in 2017 when he appeared on Tyler the Creator’s Grammy-nominated album Flower boy.

Since then he has released three studio albums, Princess Apricot (2017), Pony (2019), and We do not care? (2022), and released his latest non-album single, “THREAT”, on August 9, 2022, just days before his last live performance.


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