Grammy-nominated rapper Slowthai pleads not guilty
Grammy-nominated rapper Slowthai, whose real name is Tyron Frampton, has pleaded not guilty to two charges of rape. The 28-year-old artist appeared at Oxford Crown Court on Tuesday, where he entered his pleas. Grammy-nominated rapper Slowthai pleads not guilty to rape charges
Frampton is accused of raping a woman twice on 8 September 2021. Co-defendant Alex Blake-Walker, 25, has also pleaded not guilty to one count of rape and two sexual assaults.
The charges relate to an incident that took place at a hotel in Oxford. The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims that she was raped by Frampton and Blake-Walker after they had been drinking together.
Frampton and Blake-Walker deny the allegations. Their trial is due to start on 12 September 2023.
Frampton is a British rapper who rose to fame in 2019 with his debut album, Nothing Great About Britain. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 2020.
The charges against Frampton have shocked the music industry. He has been dropped by his record label and his management company. He has also been removed from the lineup of several festivals.
Frampton has said that he is “innocent of these charges” and that he is “looking forward to clearing my name”. Grammy-nominated rapper Slowthai pleads not guilty to rape charges.