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Alleged Rape: Oritse Williams receives support from friends and fans

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Alleged Rape: Oritse Williams receives support from friends and fans

Oritse Williams has received public support from Rochelle Humes, Aston Merrygold, Alexandra Burke, Strictly dancer Oti Mabuse and Olly Murs.

Reports had it that on Friday morning, news emerged that Oritse Williams has been charged with rape.

The JLS singer allegedly attacked a fan in a hotel room in December 2016 after promoting his solo album at Gorgeous Club.

Aston Merrygold, a former co-member of boyband JLS, has shared a social media post in response to the allegations against his friend alongside a photo of the band in their early X Factor days.

Aston wrote: “These 3 guys… The nicest, most humble, caring, selfless, hardworking (I could go on..) people I’m lucky enough to call family! No matter what we are brothers like it or not! And we stand in each other’s corner.

A number of celebrities have liked or commented on the post, including singer Rochelle who is married to another former JLS member, Marvin Humes.

“Always,” the mother of two wrote.

Singer and stage star Alexandra Burke, who beat JLS in the X Factor final in 2009, replied to the comment with: “Amen.”

The post came about after the West Midlands Police released a statement which read: “We’ve charged two men with sexual offences after an allegation of rape at a Wolverhampton hotel.

It is reported that West Midlands Police were called to a Wolverhampton hotel at 7.45am on Friday 2 December after an allegation of rape and sexual assault was made by a 20-year-old woman, where a 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and a 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault.”

The 31-year-old singer will be appearing in court on October 11, 2018. His management company, 10 Worlds Music UK, have denied the claims.

“Oritse denies the allegations against him. The matter is in the hands of the police and it would be totally wrong for us to comment any further.” The statement reads.

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