JLS star Oritse Williams has today been granted unconditional bail after being accused of raping a fan in a hotel room.
The singer allegedly attacked the 20-year-old waitress after a gig in Wolverhampton in 2016, with cops charging him with rape in September this year.
WENN JLS star Oritse Williams arrives at Walsall Magistrates’ Court today
He was arrested after the woman claimed she was raped by the pop star at the Ramada Park Hotel, in Wolverhampton, following one of his solo gigs.
Williams, who arrived at Walsall Magistrates’ Court this morning, has denied the charges against him.
A judge today granted the 31-year-old unconditional bail, and ordered him to appear at Wolverhampton Court on November 8.
Co-defendant Jamien Nagadhana, also 31 and from Hounslow, was bailed to the same date accused of assault by penetration.
WENN The singer has denied the charges against him
SWNS:South West News Service Oritse was given unconditional bail
SWNS:South West News Service The attack allegedly unfolded at Wolverhampton’s four-star Ramada Park Hall
District Judge David Webster said: “My powers today are limited today and you will be forwarded to the crown court for your next appearance.
“I will grant you each bail until November 8 when you will appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
It comes after police cops probed the December 2016 incident said to have occurred at Wolverhampton’s four-star Ramada Park Hall after his gig at the city’s Gorgeous club to promote solo album Waterline.
Officers revealed he was charged with rape and his friend with assault.
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WENN JLS star Oritse Williams has been charged with rape
SWNS:South West News Service The incident allegedly unfolded in 2016
After his initial arrest, the singer’s management firm 10 Worlds Music said: “Oritse denies the allegations.
“The matter is in the hands of the police and it would be totally wrong for us to comment any further.”
Dad-of-one Williams then quit ambassador roles at the MS Society and music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
He said: “With great sadness I’m stepping back from charity work.
“Unfortunately there has been a lot of speculation regarding events. It’s likely to be unhelpful to the charities.”