Yesterday news broke that Oritse Williams had been accused of rape by a girl who was invited back to his hotel room after a gig to what Williams denies all accounts of rape.
Now today we have learnt that the singer has decided to back down from all his charity work following the allegations.
The former JLS star has said that he is worried that the press peculation is going to affect his work with the charity.
In an open statement he said to the Mirror:
“It is with great sadness that I am announcing I am stepping back from my charity work with immediate effect.
“This work has always been a big motivation for me and is something close to my heart.
“This has not been an easy decision for me.
He continued to say:
“Unfortunately there has been a lot of speculation over the weekend regarding events on 2nd December.
“Press speculation is likely to be unhelpful to the charities I work with, and the decision I have taken is with their best interests in mind.”
Oritse also asked for people not to believe everything they read and to avoid the media speculation.