Former boyband singer charged over rape of fan
An ex-member of the British boyband JLS has been charged with rape over an alleged attack on a fan.
Oritsé Williams was arrested on 2 December 2016, the morning after he performed at the Gorgeous nightclub in Wolverhampton. A 20-year-old woman alleged that Williams attacked her in a hotel room after the concert.
Williams, 31, denied the accusations at the time of his arrest in a statement from his management company, 10 Worlds Music UK.
Jamien Nagadhana, 31, has also been charged with sexual assault in connection with the alleged attack. Williams and Nagadhana will appear before magistrates on 11 October.
Williams formed JLS in 2007, originally under the name UFO. The four-piece came second in the 2008 series of X Factor. Their 2009 debut album, JLS, was certified four times platinum in the UK.