Fan Accuses Oritse Williams of Rape in his Hotel Room
JLS singer Oritse Williams has been charged with raping a 20-year-old fan in his hotel room after a concert in 2016.
West Midlands Police confirmed to Metro.co.uk: ‘Police have charged two men with sexual offences following an allegation of rape at a Wolverhampton hotel in December 2016.
‘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.
‘Both men are due to appear at Walsall and Aldridge Magistrates Court on 11 October.’
Police were called to the four-star Ramada Park Hall hotel in Wolverhampton in December 2016 the morning after he performed at the Gorgeous club in the West Midlands city.
Two JLS and Oritse fans were reportedly invited back to the hotel by the men, and one of them – a 20-year-old waitress – was raped by Oritse, she alleges.
Oritse denied the claims via a statement from his management shortly afterwards.
A source alleged to The Sun: ‘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.
‘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.’
Oritse will appear before Magistrates on 11 October.
After his initial arrest, Oritse was bailed until February 2017, pending enquiries and bailed twice more in April and November.
After the claims were made, Williams’ management issued a statement in which he refuted the allegation.
The statement from 10 Worlds Music UK said: ‘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.’
Oritse was promoting his solo album on the Waterline tour at the time.
He became a first-time father in August 2014 when then-girlfriend AJ Azari gave birth to their son Omre, who now lives with his mother.