UK rapper Slowthai (Tyron Kaymone Frampton) has been charged with two counts of rape.
The 28-year-old is accused of vaginal and oral penetration of a woman without consent. The alleged incident was said to have occurred in Oxford in September 2021.
Slowthai appeared via video before the Oxfordshire magistrates court on May 16.
He was released on bail and will reappear before Oxford crown court on June 16.
“Regarding the allegations being reported about me,” Slowthai wrote in a statement posted on Instagram.
“I categorically deny the charges. I am innocent and I am confident my name will be cleared.
“Until then I will apply my energy to ensure this is concluded swiftly and justly.
“I ask that my supporters don’t comment about this situation and respect the process and privacy of my family during this time.”
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