Announcement by Oritsé
It is with great sadness that I am announcing that 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 and this has not been an easy decision for me. Unfortunately there has been a lot of speculation in the Press over the weekend regarding events on 2nd December 2016. I had taken a conscious decision to avoid talking to the Press about the matter whilst the police are conducting their investigation as I do not think it appropriate to do so. Unfortunately the 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.
I would ask that everyone, not least the media, avoids any further speculation. It is unfair to everyone. I would ask that the Press respect the privacy of everyone involved and their families at this time, and allow the police to continue with their work without further distraction. Everyone will have seen the statement made by the spokeswoman of West Midlands Police in response to The Sun’s article and the statement subsequently released by my management company, 10 Worlds Music, and I will have nothing further to add while this is ongoing.