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UK Rapper Slowthai Accused Of Rape

On Tuesday (5.16,) British rapper Slowthai appeared in court to face two charges of rape and subsequently took to Instagram to deny the allegations, writing:

“Regarding the allegations being reported about me. 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.”

The 28-year-old English musician concluded by requesting his supporters not to “comment about this situation” and to “respect the process and privacy” of his family.

Born Tyron Frampton, he appeared before Oxfordshire, England, magistrates court via video, where he was charged with oral and vaginal penetration of a woman without her consent stemming from a September 2021 incident in Oxford, according to The Guardian.

The publication states that Frampton did not enter a plea during the appearance but only confirmed his birth name, birth date and Northampton address. Prosecuting attorney Adam Yar Khan stated that, due to it being an indictable-only offense, the rape charge must be heard at crown court.

Slowthai burst onto the mainstream music market with his Mercury Prize-nominated 2019 album, Nothing About Great Britain. Since then, he’s released his 2021 album Tyron and 2023’s Ugly.

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Author: Saul Goode

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