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Singer-songwriter Rex Orange County charged with six counts of sexual assault, gets support from fans

English musician and singer-songwriter Alexander James O’Connor, more popularly known by his stage name as Rex Orange County, has been charged with counts of sexual assault in London after a series of reported sexual assaults on a woman on six separate occasions. However, the artist, appearing in Southwark court in London, has denied the allegations. He has pleaded “not guilty” to all charges, and has been released on unconditional bail. A provisional trial date has been set for January 3, 2023.

The artist allegedly assaulted a woman supposedly over the age of 16 at London’s West End twice, and four times the following day–once in a taxi and three times at his own home. The acts allegedly took place over the course of two days in June 2022.

Rex Orange County
Rex Orange County

A representative of the artist released a statement to the press, saying “Alex is shocked by the allegations which he denies and looks forward to clearing his name in court,” and that “he is unable to make any further comment because of the ongoing proceedings.”

Fans of the singer took to Twitter to express their support for the Grammy-nominated artist, despite the nature of the allegations:

Rex Orange County

via Twitter


via Twitter


Rex Orange County


Rex Orange County
via Twitter


via Twitter



Rex Orange County


In July 2022, the artist announced that he was cancelling his upcoming tours in Australia, New Zealand and Europe due to “unforeseen personal circumstances” and is set to “spend some time at home this year,” adding on that he would “not be able to continue with touring as planned”.



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