JLS star Ortise Williams’ £3million mansion went up in flames today – just days after he was cleared of raping a fan in a hotel room.
Around 70 firefighters battled the blaze that tore through the singer’s home in Croydon this afternoon, destroying most of the roof and the second floor.
The incident comes just days after he was cleared of launching a sex attack on a 20-year-old after getting her and her friend drunk on December 2, 2016.
The cause of the inferno is currently under investigation but emergency services have confirmed that no one was hurt in the fire.
London Fire Brigade has said that 80 per cent of the second floor was damaged in the blaze.
The 32-year-old was arrested after the woman claimed he raped her at the Ramada Park Hotel in Wolverhampton after one of his solo gigs.
After his initial arrest in 2016, the singer’s management firm 10 Worlds Music had said: “Oritsé denies the allegations.
“The matter is in the hands of the police and it would be totally wrong for us to comment any further.”
Crews from Addington, Croydon, Biggin Hill, Purley and surrounding fire stations were called to the scene at 4.27pm.
A jury of eight women and four men took two hours and 17 minutes to find Williams and Nagadhana not guilty of all charges following a trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
His tour manager Jamien Nagadhana was also cleared of two sexual assault charges.
The alleged incident is said to have taken place after a concert at the Gorgeous club to promote his solo album Waterline at Ramada Park Hall hotel.
Williams, of Croydon, South London, pleaded not guilty to rape during a court hearing in November last year.
Nagadhana, also 32, from Hounslow, West London, denied a charge of assault by penetration.
The property was once the home of comedy legend Ronnie Corbett who lived there for 30 years and adored the building.