Oritse Williams (photo above) has been approved by a jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court
Former JLS singer Oritse Williams has been acquitted of raping a woman in a hotel.
The 32-year-old singer was accused of launching a sex attack on a 20-year-old tattoo artist after observing her and two girlfriends with alcohol on December 2, 2016.
Friend and tour manager Jamien Nagadhana, also 32, was also accused of sexual touch and assault by penetration of the same woman in the couple's room at the Ramada Hotel in Wolverhampton.
But a jury of eight women and four men took two hours and 17 minutes to discover that Williams and Nagadhana were not guilty of all the accusations following a lawsuit in the Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Friends of the star have now come forward in support of Mr. Williams, who says he & # 39; three years of hell & # 39; has seen.
Fellow JLS star Marvin Humes said: & # 39; Deleted … Not guilty! Finally my brother @oritsemusic has passed three years of hell! No one will ever know or imagine what he has been through..I am just so proud of the way he behaved himself during the most awful time … he is so strong and I know he can't wait to start his life now again..We love you O. & # 39;
Tour manager Jamien Nagadhana (photo on the right) was also accused of sexual contact and attacks by penetration in the Ramada Park Hall hotel (left) and was not found guilty today
Rochelle Humes also took to Instagram to tell how & # 39; proud & # 39; she was after Mr. Williams (the couple pictured above) after the trial
This was followed by Marvin & # 39; s wife Rochelle, who posted a photo of the couple together on Instagram and said: & # 39; This is our brother, one of the nicest, kindest, most thoughtful men I know. Today he was NOT found guilty after 3 years of absolute hell.
She added: I am so proud of how you behaved during this time. Reesh we love you so much and write this crying so many happy tears, it's over. & # 39;
After the guilty verdict was passed, Williams let out a sigh of relief at the dock and Nagadhana nodded when he heard the second of his guilty verdicts.
Judge Michael Challinor told the pair: & The accused can be fired.
& # 39; You have not been found guilty. That brings the matter to a conclusion. You can leave the dock. & # 39;
JLS created a furore on X Factor in 2008 after finishing runner-up to Alexandra Burke
Mr. Williams's former bandmate, Marvin Humes, went to Instagram to declare that his & # 39; three years of hell & # 39; was over
The court heard the alleged victim earlier and two friends lined up to meet the pop star at & # 39; for the joke & # 39; to be photographed after he had performed in the beautiful nightclub of the city.
Williams told one of the girls that she should be & # 39; a Victoria Secret model & # 39; before he would give them free alcohol and they spent the night dancing and grumbling in the VIP area.
The victim could be seen bouncing on Williams' lap and a female friend sniffed as they shot in the nightclub.
Williams was captured on CCTV and hit the 20-year-old fans from the bottom while they danced together hours before the sexual encounter danced.
At the end of the evening, one of the women went home by taxi while the two remaining friends with Williams went back to the Ramada Hotel in the city.
The former JLS star and his manager had met the woman in the Gorgous nightclub (see above)
The girls ended up in the room that the former JLS singer shared with Nagadhana and at one point began to cuddle on the bed, jury members were told.
Williams was accused of taking the opportunity to try to have sex with one of the girls, described by & hotel staff as & # 39; stretched and zombified & # 39 ;.
Both women ran into the corridor. One of them went back to the room because she had lost her phone and at that moment Williams would have raped her.
But he insisted that she say that she wanted to spend the night with him, and when he asked her if he could get a condom, she laughed and said, & # 39; yes & # 39 ;.
Nagadhana was accused of joining in while Williams had intercourse with her.
The former JLS star was not found guilty. The band from left to right: Jonathan Gill, Aston Merrygold, Oritse Williams, Marvin Humes
But he claimed that he only went to the trio to try to start a threesome, because he thought Williams was having trouble performing.
Nagadhana said he had touched her in the vaginal area but stopped when it became clear that neither of them enjoyed it and went back to the single bed.
The victim said she had told the pair & # 39; p ** s off & # 39; and & # 39; f ** k off & # 39; but that they are not so & # 39; fighty & # 39; was as if she could have been before she ran out of the room crying after a few minutes.
The hotel staff put the woman in a room so she could calm down, where she curled up in a ball and said she had been sexually assaulted. The police were called and both Williams and Nagadhana were arrested.
David Bentley, who defends Nagadhana, previously said to the court: “There can be many reasons why a person makes false accusations.
& # 39; But we say these are false accusations against these two men. Whatever her reasons are for saying the things she said, it is not for the defendants to say why that is the case.
& # 39; The victim was happy that he was in the room with these two men and agreed with what was going on in that room.
& # 39; When the officers asked him what happened, the victim said & # 39; nothing & # 39; and then & # 39; oh god, nothing bad & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Is that her conscience? Things were taken from her hands.
& # 39; She then says: & # 39; they were all great boys & # 39 ;.
JLS became known to X Factor in 2008 after having captured second place for Alexandra Burke and continued to sell more than ten million records. Williams founded a music company and sang solo under artist name OWS after the band split in 2013.
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