Former JLS singer Oritse Williams to face trial next year following rape allegation

Williams pleaded not guilty at a court
hearing

Former JLS singer Oritse
Williams

Former JLS singer
Oritse Williams will face trial for an alleged rape next May, after
pleading not guilty at a hearing at Wolverhampton Crown Court today
(November 8).

Williams appeared at the court with his co-defendant Jamien
Nagadhana, who has been charged with assault by penetration over
the alleged incident in December 2016.


In a statement from December 2016, Wolverhampton Police confirmed
the initial arrest:
“West Midlands Police were called to a
Wolverhampton hotel at 7.45am on Friday 2 December after an
allegation of rape and ****** assault was made by a 20-year-old
woman.

“A 30-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and
a 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of ****** assault.”

Williams has previously denied the claims, saying in a statement
via his management company 10 Worlds Music: “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 singer appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court today wearing a
brown turtleneck jumper under a suit jacket.

Since JLS split in 2013, Williams has released a single,
‘Waterline’, under the name OWS in 2015. It featured Pusha T. He established
his own entertainment company, Overthrow, and won ITV dance show
Stepping Out in 2013.

JLS finished second to Alexandra Burke in the 2008 series of The
X Factor. They released four albums and had five No 1 singles –
‘Beat Again’, ‘Everybody In Love’, ‘The Club Is Alive’,
‘Love You More’ and ‘She Makes Me Wanna’.

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Former JLS singer Oritse Williams to face trial next year following rape allegation