JLS singer Oritse Williams found not guilty of raping a fan
His tour manager has been cleared too
Former JLS member Oritse Williams has been found not guilty of rape.
The singer denied raping a women in a hotel room in Wolverhampton in December 2016.
His tour manager, Jamien Nagadhana, who was accused of sexual assault by penetration, has also been found not guilty in court today.
Oritse Williams, whose band were runners-up on The X Factor in 2008, was accused of giving the victim alcohol after a solo concert in December 2016 before sexually assaulting her in his hotel room. She told officers she lay "like a dead body," wanting it to stop.
He said they had consensual sex. Nagadhana admitted to touching the woman briefly as he tried to initiate a threesome.
The singer called the allegation of rape "crazy" and said in police interviews he was left "bewildered" by the claims.
In court, he said: "I am feeling bewildered at this whole thing. I do feel taken advantage of. I just feel like a musician, an artist that has been put into a position where they have been taken advantage of."
Both Oritse Williams and Jamien Nagadhana have been cleared of the charges.