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.