JLS star Oritse Williams accused of raping 20-yr-old waitress after Wolverhampton concert
As per reports, both Williams and his friend Nagadhana are supposed to appear at Walsall and Aldridge Magistrates Court on October 11. Oritse has denied all charges.
British pop star Oritsé Williams has been charged with rape in connection to a 2016 incident, wherein he allegedly attacked a fan after a concert in Wolverhampton. According to reports, the singer and his friend Jamien Nagadhana, both facing the same charges, were involved in the assault case, allegedly attacking the 20-year-old waitress after inviting her to the hotel room along with one of her friends.
"Police have charged two men with sexual offences following an allegation of rape at a Wolverhampton hotel in December 2016," West Midlands Police said, as quoted by The Sun, shedding further light on the case. "Oritse Williams, aged 31, from Croydon, London, has been charged with rape. Jamien Nagadhana, aged 31, from Hounslow, London, has been charged with assault by penetration."
As per the latest reports, both Williams and Nagadhana are supposed to appear at Walsall and Aldridge Magistrates Court on October 11. With the matter due for a trial, Oritse maintains his innocence.
“Oritsé denies the allegations against him," the singer’s management firm 10 Worlds Music said after his initial arrest. “The matter is in the hands of the police and it would be totally wrong for us to comment any further.” While Oritse is yet to comment on the latest charges, he had to step back from a number of positions at the time, including the MS Society and music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
“With great sadness I’m stepping back from charity work," he had said adding, "Unfortunately there has been a lot of speculation regarding events. It’s likely to be unhelpful to the charities."
Meanwhile, some more information has also come to light, as The Sun quoted a source with knowledge of the reported incident. According to this insider, the victim and her friend had accompanied Oritsé back to his hotel room, where the alleged attack took place.
“She and her friend are massive JLS and Oritsé fans. They agreed to go back to his hotel with him and a friend he was with. They eventually left the room but outside they realised they left behind coats and — more importantly — a handbag with a purse in it containing taxi money to get home," dished the source.
“One girl knocked on the door saying she wanted to retrieve her stuff and was let back in. It’s then she says she was raped. Police were called to the hotel shortly afterwards to a report of rape. Williams was arrested there.”