Thu, Dec 14 12:17 PM |Entertainment

Nelly Gets Out Of Rape Case On Technicality

A while back, Nelly was accused of sexually assaulting a woman. And now, the rape case has been dropped.


The alleged victim initially told authorities that Nelly raped her on his tour bus, which was parked in a Walmart parking lot. 

Apparently, she has not been cooperating with authorities since reporting the alleged incident.

TMZ says that the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is unable to move forward with the rape case and with charging Nelly with the crime, because she is refusing to help with the investigation.

Right after the accusations started swirling around, his attorney denied them.
“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation clearly establishes the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness,” he told TMZ.

“I am confident, once the scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
The alleged victim’s lawyer, Karen Koehler, actually hinted that the case would be dropped, not long after this news came out.

She stated that her client asked authorities to pause the investigation, as she was afraid that the rapper’s celebrity status would prevent him from receiving any real punishment. The woman told the Auburn PD in Washington State and the King County D.A. to “put a halt to the criminal investigation of [Nelly]. She will not testify further in a criminal proceeding against him.”
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“Who will believe her. People are saying horrible things already. She cannot handle this. She is about to break,” Koehler added.

It seems that she may have also faced horrific bullying from fans.

E! News obtained a statement from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office; “Police responded to and investigated a sexual assault allegation involving Mr. Haynes,”

“However, within days of her initial report to police, the complainant, through her attorney, informed investigators from the Auburn police department that she did not wish to assist in prosecution or the investigation of Mr. Haynes.”
No official comment from Nelly or his team yet.

Very interesting development. Allow us to follow in on Jada Pinkett-Smith's footsteps and point out that we have a lot to say about this, but…we won’t.

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