Tyron Frampton (slowthai) faces two charges of rape, The Guardian reports. Per their article, the 28-year-old Northampton rapper appeared virtually before Oxfordshire magistrates court on Tuesday (May 16) for a preliminary hearing, speaking only to confirm his name, date of birth, and address. He was reportedly charged with oral and vaginal penetration of a woman without her consent in 2021 in Oxford.
According to The Guardian, Frampton was granted bail and will appear in Oxford crown court next month. The FADER has reached out to a representative of Frampton for further comment.
Following the publication of this story, Frampton shared a statement on Instagram: "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. i ask that my supporters don't comment about this situation and respect the process and privacy of my family during this time."
This post was updated on May 16 at 11:55 a.m. to include a statement from slowthai