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Oritsé Williams denies rape allegations

BANG Showbiz logoBANG Showbiz 11/12/2016 Bang Showbiz
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Oritsé Williams has denied the allegations of rape made against him.

The JLS star was arrested and questioned by police after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman in his hotel room after the pair met at a nightclub in Wolverhampton on December 2.

His management 10 Worlds Music said in a statement: "All we wish to say at this time is that 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."

It was previously reported that the woman told police she was invited back to Oritsé's hotel room with a friend. When they left to get a taxi home, the woman forgot her handbag and when she returned to the room to retrieve it, that is when she alleges the rape happened.

A police spokeswoman told The Sun on Sunday: "West Midlands Police were called to a Wolverhampton hotel at 7.45am on Friday December 2 after an allegation of rape and sexual 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 sexual assault. Both men have been bailed until February, pending further enquiries."

JLS - which also includes Aston Merrygold, Marvin Humes and JB Gill - rose to fame when they finished as runners-up on talent show 'The X Factor' in 2008. Throughout their five year career, they sold over 10 million albums.

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