James Arthur Denies Hiring Prostitutes
The X Factor winner says newspaper report is 'pure slander'...
James Arthur has strenuously denied tabloid newspaper claims that he hired two escort girls - describing The Sun's report as "pure slander".
The 25-year-old hit out on Twitter this morning, flatly denying the young women's supposed "kiss-and-tell" story.
He wrote: "Apologies to those of my fans reading lies about me today. This is just another attempt by The Sun to assassinate the character of someone who is trying to do something positive with his life.
"It's pure slander so I fight back sorry."
The paper claimed that James and pals spent £1,000 hiring Ria Vincent and a colleague to perform a "lesbian act" before the singer and one friend retired to the bedroom with the women for sex.
The 23-year-old woman told the paper that J-Arth kept his clothes on during their encounter.
James has been in the studio with Labrinth recently.