Singer Rex Orange County cleared of sex assault claims after charges dropped against him | The Sun

SINGER Rex Orange County has been cleared of sex assault claims after all charges were dropped against him.

The musician, real name Alexander O'Connor, was accused of targeting a woman in a taxi and at his London home.

He was due to stand trial on January 3 after denying six counts of sexual assault.

O'Connor, 24, has now been cleared after the Crown Prosecution Service found there was not enough evidence to pursue the case.

The singer posted about the development in a lengthy statement today.

He said: "I have always denied these allegations and am grateful that the independent evidence has cleared me of wrongdoing.

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"I have never assaulted anyone and I do not condone violence or abusive behaviour of any kind."

O'Connor claimed there was "inaccuracies" in the case – including how he was wrongly accused of the taxi assault.

He said the only evidence was the complainant's account and said CCTV footage "contradicted their version of events".

The frontman also claimed the woman's partner was present during the evening the alleged attack happened and gave a statement that "did not support the allegations".

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O'Connor added: "It's been a difficult time for everyone involved and I'd like to thank the people who have helped me through it as well as my family and loved ones for their continued support".

Southwark Crown Court previously heard the singer twice assaulted the woman, who is aged over 16, in the West End on June 1.

He then allegedly assaulted her in a taxi and three further times at his home in Notting Hill the following day.

The singer rose to prominence in 2017 when he featured on Tyler, the Creator's Grammy-nominated album Flower Boy.

He has released three studio albums and a live album.

O'Connor attended the prestigious BRIT School, which counts Adele, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and actor Tom Holland among its alumni.

A CPS spokesperson said: “CPS prosecutors have a duty to keep each case under review. Having carefully considered all the evidence, our legal test for a prosecution was no longer met and so we will not be continuing a prosecution.

“We will always seek to prosecute sexual offences, where our legal test is met, no matter how challenging.”

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