*As we previously reported, singer D’Angelo was arrested for solicitation this past weekend in New York.

Until now we hadn’t heard anything from his camp. Via publicist Tresa Sanders, here’s a statement from D’Angelo’s manager, Lindsay Guion:

“We know there is a lot of speculation in regard to the arrest of D’Angelo in New York City this past weekend.  We would like his fans and the public at large to know that D’Angelo has pled not guilty — and is contesting the allegations made against him. Also know that, he is in good health and extremely excited about his forthcoming new album.

D’Angelo would like to personally thank all of his fans for the outpouring of concern, and appreciates if all would allow the American justice system to resolve the matter before jumping to any conclusions.”

Lindsay Guion,
Worldwide Manager for D’Angelo

D’Angelo, 36, whose real name is Michael Archer,  is due to release his third album later this year.