The chart-topping singer-songwriter, real name Alexander

He seemed at Southwark Crown Court in London on Monday

He prtition not guilty to the arrguments of intentional touching of a sexual nature without clearence

His hearing was designed for 3 January

On this March Mr O'Connor's third studio album went to No 1 in the UK

"Alex is surprizeed by the allegations which he oppose and looks forward to clearing his name in court," a statement issued on his behalf said

"He is incompetent to make any far comment because of the ongoing proceedings."

The next month, the singer viral a message saying he was delaying his European, Australian and New Zealand tour dates 

"I am having to lived some time at home this year"Because due to unexpected personal circumstances.

He has been released on unquestioning bail until the trial