Rex Orange County, the indie rock musician born Alexander James O'Connor, has been charged with six counts of sexual assault in a London court.
The English based artist is reported to have sexually assaulted a woman over six times between June 1 and June 2, 2022. The woman is reportedly over the age of 16.
O'Connor appeared in the Southwark Crown Court in London to face his charges, for which he pleaded not guilty to all counts.
"Alex is shocked by the allegations, which he denies, and looks forward to clearing his name in court," a representative of O'Conner released in a statement. "He is unable to make any further comment because of the ongoing proceedings."
Currently, O'Connor has been released on unconditional bail, which means he does not face any restrictions as part of his release, with the singer set to return to court in January 3 2023 for a provisional hearing.
Reports claim that O'Connor allegedly assaulted a woman twice in London's West End on June 1, once in a taxi on June 2 and three times in his Notting Hill home on June 2.
A month later, in July, O'Conner released a statement on his social media pages cancelling his Australian, New Zealand and European shows due to "unforeseen personal circumstances". The shows were scheduled for September and November this year.
"I am having to spend some time at home this year and will not be able to continue with touring as planned," the singer wrote at the time. Fans are now speculating this these personal circumstances related to the trial.
Rex Orange County's only Australian visit took place in 2019 where he took part in the annual Laneway festival.
The singer, who has released several albums, rose to prominence after being featured on Tyler, the Creator's critically-acclaimed Flower Boy album.
Rex Orange County himself has over 21 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with singles including "Pluto Projector" and "Loving Is Easy".
So far, Rex Orange County's social media accounts are still active, with the singer releasing no further comments.