Ella Henderson has reportedly been left feeling “devastated” after being told her dad faces fraud, theft, and money laundering charges.
Sean, 49, who also manages Ella, was charged yesterday after answering bail. Her mum, 51-year-old Michelle, was released with no further action.
Three other people were charged, with police adding that a fifth will later be accused.
A family friend told The Sun: “Ella is close to her family and devastated about the charges.”
Two of her parents’ properties in Tetney, north East Lincolnshire were raided in April 2013, when they were arrested, with neighbours claiming that Sean, a former car salesman, was involved with building properties in Dubai.
Humberside Police have said: “A 49-year-old man from Tetney has been charged with seven offenses relating to fraud, theft and money laundering.
“He has been released on bail to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ court on July 8.
“Three other people have also been charged today with related offences and a fifth will be charged later this week.”
Speaking about her parents’ arrest last year, the 19-year-old X Factor contestant, told Mirror Celeb: “We’re a very strong family, it takes a lot for me to break down or make me cry, someone would have to be terminally ill for that to happen.
“If I have a break down, it’s probably because it’s that time of the month. I’m very chilled. Nothing worries me as such.
“Out of everything that goes on in the world, some of the things you think are so huge are not. What is today’s news is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper, I look at it like that.”
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