JLS star Oritsé Williams 'raped zombified woman' when she tried to get her phone back

Albertina Lloyd
Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
Former JLS star Oritse Williams arrives at Wolverhampton Crown Court where he is due to go on trial charged with raping a woman after a concert.

JLS star Oritsé Williams raped a "zombified" female fan in his hotel room after getting her drunk following one of his concerts, a court has heard.

The 32-year-old singer is accused of launching a sex attack on a 20-year-old tattoo artist and letting his tour manager Jamien Nagadhana join in.

The alleged victim said she returned to the former X Factor contestant’s hotel room in December 2016 after he plied her and a friend with alcohol at the Gorgeous nightclub in Wolverhampton.

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Prosecutor Miranda Moore QC told Wolverhampton Crown Court the woman made it clear she didn't want to sleep with Williams and both women ran out into the hotel corridor.

Moore told jurors the woman - who can not be named for legal reasons - rejected his initial advances, but then found herself alone in his hotel room after returning to look for her mobile phone, which she thought she had left in there.

Williams allegedly picked the woman up and “plonked her down on the double bed” before taking off her knickers and starting to perform oral sex while groping her breasts.

It is alleged at that point "his really weird friend" Nagadhana joined in and "put his finger up her bum" as she struggled on the bed while Williams raped her.

The victim said she told the pair to "p**s off" and "f**k off" but had not been as "fighty" as she could have been before she ran from the room crying after several minutes.

The court heard hotel staff - who described the woman as looking “spaced out and zombified” - put her into a room so she could calm down, where she curled up in a ball and then said she had been sexually attacked.

Police were called the following day and both Williams and Nagadhana, 32, were arrested.

The alleged victim told officers how Williams "was straight up my skirt and down my pants" after she climbed onto the bed with her female pal.

JB Gill, Marvin Humes, Aston Merrygold, Oritse Williams of JLS attend Capital Rocks held at The Roundhouse, Camden, London.

After she returned to the room she described how "with the blink of an eye my pants were off" before he forcefully had sex with her as she told him to "get off."

At one point, the woman said she had "laid down like a dead body" in a bid to end her ordeal.

In her police interview, she said: "'I was quite scared. I felt more pathetic, if that makes sense. I felt just worthless.

"He got in behind me and pulled down his pants and was trying to grind on me like he was trying to have sex.

"This other was just sat on the bed just watching this all happen, it was weird.

"I was pushing him away, I shoved him with my legs. I wish I had pushed him off more harder.

"I just felt I wanted it to be over. He didn't stop until I started crying, I just got my stuff and left."

The woman queued up to meet the popstar “for a joke” after he performed at the club on December 2, 2016.

Williams told one of the girls she "should be a Victoria Secret model" before giving them free alcohol and they spent the the night "dancing and mucking about" in the VIP area.

At the end of the evening, two of the women went back to the city's Ramada Hotel with Williams.

Williams said in his police interview that he had drunk a similar amount to the women that evening and that the sex was consensual.

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He told officer he had problems performing and the woman had been annoyed that he hadn't been able to keep going. Williams also said Nagadhana had nothing to do with the incident and was under the covers at the time.

The singer said the alleged victim and her friend had wanted to go back to the hotel and had instigated sexual activity Williams told police there had been a "free-flowing vibe" at the nightclub, and he was "getting on well" with the alleged victim.

He said: "I'm the artist. I think both of them, they both kind of wanted to be involved with me in some degree."

Williams, of Croydon, south London, is on trial accused of rape while Nagadhana is accused of assault by penetration. Both men deny the charges.

Williams found fame as a member of boyband JLS when they competed on The X Factor in 2008. They finished as runners-up to Alexandra Burke and went on to sell over ten million records Williams set up a music firm and sang solo under stage name OWS after the band split in 2013.

The trial continues.