JLS's Oritse Williams found not guilty of raping woman in hotel
Oritse Williams has been found not guilty of raping a woman at a hotel.
The JLS singer was accused of attacking the 20-year-old woman at a Wolverhampton hotel in December 2016.
Williams had met the woman at a nightclub he had been performing in earlier that night.
He had denied the accusation and said that the sex was consensual.
Sky News reports that Williams called the allegation "crazy" and said that he was "bewildered" by the police report read to him at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
"C'mon, this is crazy," he told officers. "I am very perplexed, to be honest with you."
"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."
Williams's tour manager, Jamien Nagadhana, has also been cleared of sexual assault and assault by penetration charges.
The 32-year-old was sleeping in the same room as Williams at the hotel. He admitted to kissing and touching the woman but said he "backed off" soon after.
The woman told the court that she remembered "bits and pieces" of the night in question, but: "The memories I do have, I know took place."
"I was quite scared," she told a police officer at the time. "I felt more pathetic, if that makes sense. I just felt worthless."