Keith Urban: ‘Horrified’ by alleged rape at show

The alleged victim told a bystander who intervened that she hadn't consented.

Sean Murphy of West Roxbury is accused of raping a woman during a Keith Urban Concert at the Xfinity Center. Image Courtesy: Mansfield Police Department
Sean Murphy of West Roxbury is accused of raping a woman during a Keith Urban Concert at the Xfinity Center. Image Courtesy: Mansfield Police Department

MANSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Keith Urban says he’s ‘horrified’ by reports of a possible sexual assault at his concert last weekend south of Boston.

Eighteen-year-old Sean Murphy of Boston has pleaded not guilty to a rape charge filed after concertgoers told police they saw a possible assault on the lawn at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield. Bystanders captured the scene on cellphone cameras.

Murphy says the incident was consensual. The alleged victim told a bystander who intervened that she hadn’t consented.

Urban made the statement in a Thursday Facebook posting, adding: “our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected. This type of behavior stands in stark contrast to the spirit of our shows.”

Several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at the July 26 concert.

 

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