Keith Urban: 'Horrified' by alleged rape at show

Keith Urban: 'Horrified' by alleged rape at show

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Keith Urban attends the Celebrate Life Ball at Grand Hyatt Melbourne on June 13, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on August 1, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 1 at 7:07 PM

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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