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Nelly Files Countersuit Against Rape Accuser

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Nelly Files Countersuit Against Rape Accuser
Nelly is firing back, as promised, at his rape accuser with a countersuit ... claiming she came on to him, and then lied about their sexual encounter to get him criminally prosecuted. Nelly filed the suit in Seattle Friday, and in the docs says ... Monique Greene made her way into his VIP section of the nightclub where he was headlining, and started enthusiastically flirting with him. He says he invited her to join him and others back on his tour bus.
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Nelly Sued by Rape Accuser for Sexual Assault and Defamation

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Nelly Sued by Rape Accuser for Sexual Assault and Defamation
Nelly's rape accuser, who refused to testify in the criminal case against him, has now filed a lawsuit against the rapper ... claiming sexual assault and defamation. Monique Greene says she worked as a host at the Seattle club where Nelly performed on Oct. 6, 2017 ... although she was not on the clock that night. She says after the show she was drinking alcohol, and hanging out with Nelly and his entourage. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ,
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Nelly Says He Will Sue Rape Accuser

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Nelly Says He Will Sue Rape Accuser
Prosecutors are done with Nelly's alleged rape case, but he isn't -- he's vowing to sue the woman he says falsely accused him. TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors in Washington State dropped the case this week, saying the accuser wasn't cooperating and therefore they couldn't proceed. Nelly's attorney Scott Rosenblum isn't surprised and tells us, "Nelly has suffered very real damage to his reputation. He has incurred economic loss and painfully has watched his family suffer.
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Nelly's Rape Case Dropped by Prosecutors

Nelly's Rape Case Dropped by Prosecutors
Nelly is no longer facing an investigation.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office tells Et that the woman who accused the 43-year-old rapper, whose real name is Cornell Haynes Jr., of sexually assaulting her on his tour bus in Washington this past October is no longer pressing charges.

"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," reads the statement from the prosecuting attorney’s office. "While we have reviewed the existing investigative material, without the assistance of the complainant, this office is unable to proceed or fully assess the merits of the case."

This doesn't come as a surprise as the woman's lawyer, Karen Koehler, noted back in October that her client told the local police that she
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Nelly's Rape Case Dropped by Prosecutors

Nelly's Rape Case Dropped by Prosecutors
After facing accusations of rape, Nelly's case has been dropped. The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office declined to file charges against the rapper—whose real name is Cornell Haynes, Jr.—after the accuser told investigators she did not want to assist in the prosecution or investigation. "Police responded to and investigated a sexual assault allegation involving Mr. Haynes," a statement from the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, obtained by E! News, read. "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...
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Woman Who Accused Nelly of Rape Wants to Drop the Case, Will Not Testify

Woman Who Accused Nelly of Rape Wants to Drop the Case, Will Not Testify
The woman who accused rapper Nelly of sexually assaulting her on his tour bus in Washington last weekend has told the local police that she will not testify against him, and wishes to end the investigation, her lawyer, Karen Koehler, said on Friday.

Koehler posted an open letter on her website, and said her client, a 21-year-old college student, didn't "feel safe enough to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity for an alleged rape." Nelly's lawyer told Et last week that the allegations against the 42-year-old rapper are "completely fabricated."

“She is telling the Auburn Police Department and the King County Prosecutor's Office to put a halt to the criminal investigation of Cornell Haynes, Jr. (aka "Nelly")," Koehler writes. "She will not testify further in a criminal proceeding against him."

"She never wanted notoriety," Koehler continues. "She never wanted a dime from that man. She wants to go back to school and to graduate. And this she cannot
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NeNe Leakes Apologizes for Wishing Rape on a Heckler

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NeNe Leakes Apologizes for Wishing Rape on a Heckler
NeNe Leakes has gone into apology mode, after wishing rape on an audience member during a stand-up performance in Oakland over the weekend. “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Leakes took to Instagram on Monday to admit that she “made a mistake” and that she “should have known better.” “I truly regret and apologize for what I said from the stage in Oakland over the weekend,” Leakes wrote. “Sometimes words can cut deep and hurt when you have no intentions of them doing so,” Also Read: Nelly Released Without Charges After Arrest on Rape Claim Leakes continued, “As a woman who has survived abuse,
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Nelly Released Without Charges After Arrest on Rape Claim

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Nelly Released Without Charges After Arrest on Rape Claim
Rapper Nelly was booked and released without charges Saturday after he was arrested on suspicion of second-degree rape, his lawyer told USA Today. “To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required,” Nelly tweeted. “I was released, pending further investigation.” Nelly did not attend his scheduled concert on Saturday night, where he was to perform as part of his tour with Florida Georgia Line. Also Read: Nelly Fans Try to Pay Off His Tax Debt, One 'Hot in Herre' Stream at a Time The “Hot in Herre” rapper, whose birth name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.,
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Nelly Addresses Rape Allegations: ‘I Have Not Been Charged’

Nelly was arrested following accusations that he sexually assaulted a woman after a Seattle-area show on Friday night. According to Seattle’s Q13 Fox News, Nelly (whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.) was arrested Saturday morning after an unidentified woman contacted authorities to allege she had been raped on Nelly’s tour bus following his Friday […]
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Nelly Speaks Out After Arrest For Alleged Sexual Assault: 'I Am Completely Innocent'

Nelly Speaks Out After Arrest For Alleged Sexual Assault: 'I Am Completely Innocent'
Nelly is speaking out.

The 42-year-old rapper took to Twitter to tell his side of the story after being arrested and later released for alleged sexual assault on Saturday morning.  "Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent," Nelly began a series of tweets. "I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation." "I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation," he continued. "I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support. They know me. I assure you I will be vindicated.  And I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim. Thank you."
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Nelly Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault

Nelly Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault
Nelly has been arrested. 

The 42-year-old rapper was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman on his tour bus in Washington. He was taken into custody at 4:37 a.m. and booked at the Score jail facility in Des Moines, Washington. He was released at 8:02 a.m.

His lawyer tells Et that the allegations are "completely fabricated." 

"Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness," Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said in a statement to Et. "I am confident once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation."

According to a press release by the Auburn Police Department, a woman called 911 at 3:38 a.m. to report
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Nelly Arrested During Tour on Rape Charges

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Nelly Arrested During Tour on Rape Charges
Update: Nelly was released with no charges filed, police said Sunday. Read more details here. Rapper Nelly was arrested outside Seattle on Saturday morning on second degree rape charges after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on his tour bus, his attorney confirmed. According to Fox Seattle affiliate Q13, the accuser claims she met Nelly — whose birth name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. — after a show in Seattle and invited her on his tour bus. The assault was reported at 3:45 a.m., with the rapper being arrested at 7 a.m. Saturday morning in Auburn, Washington, according to
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Rapper Nelly Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting a Woman While on Tour

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Rapper Nelly Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting a Woman While on Tour
Early Saturday morning, rapper Nelly was arrested following a woman’s claim that the rapper had allegedly sexually assaulted her on his tour bus while in Washington.

Auburn Police Department confirmed in a statement to The Blast that the rapper had been arrested.

“At 3:48 Am a female called 911 to report that she was sexually assaulted by a male, who is known as the rapper ‘Nelly,’ ” a spokesperson for the police department said. “The alleged assault was reported to occur on the tour bus that was parked at the listed location. Nelly had performed at the White River Amphitheater just hours before.
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'Dancing With the Stars' Week 2 Preview: Who Are the Frontrunners? Who's Going Home?!

'Dancing With the Stars' Week 2 Preview: Who Are the Frontrunners? Who's Going Home?!
It's a two-night special of Dancing With the Stars!

It may only be the second week of the competition, but this season's 13 contestants and their pro partners have been doubling up their work in rehearsals, gearing up to perform not one but two dances this week.

But before they show off their skills, Et's breaking down everything you need to know about what to expect in the ballroom Monday and Tuesday night!

Who's on top of the leaderboard?

1. It's a tie for first! Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold, Lindsey Stirling & Mark Ballas: 22/30

2. Vanessa Lachey & Maksim Chmerkovskiy: 21/30

3. Nikki Bella & Artem Chigvintsev: 20/30

More: 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 25 Premiere: Best Lifts, Kicks, Tricks and Flips!

Who's in danger of elimination?

Barbara Corcoran & Keo Motsepe received the lowest score from the judges -- 15/30 -- last Monday, followed closely behind by Terrell Owens & Cheryl Burke, who received a score of 15, and Drew Scott & Emma Slater, who scored
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Why Dad-to-Be Spencer Pratt Won’t Watch The Hills with His Kids: We Can’t Afford for Them to Have ‘Any Less Brain Cells’

Why Dad-to-Be Spencer Pratt Won’t Watch The Hills with His Kids: We Can’t Afford for Them to Have ‘Any Less Brain Cells’
The Hills may have given Spencer Pratt a head start on success, but when it comes to his son on the way, he’s not too keen on introducing him to the series anytime soon.

When asked in an interview for AskMen.com whether he’d watch the show with his kids (his first child with wife Heidi Montag is due in October), the 33-year-old responded straightforwardly, “Hell no! They’d just lose brain cells. I’m trying to have really smart kids.”

Adds the former reality star, “With all due respect to Heidi and I, we cannot afford any
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Nelly Can't Name a Single Chuck Berry Song (Video)

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[[tmz:video id="0_8n58wujt"]] Nelly has mad respect for the late Chuck Berry ... but the dude can't name a single song! We got the St. Louis rapper leaving Bootsy Bellows Saturday night -- who shares the same hometown as Chuck -- and he eulogized the rock 'n' roll legend pretty poetically ... until our camera guy asks him to name his favorite Chuck Berry song. You gotta see Nelly's reaction. But let's be honest ... stuff like this has happened to all of us.
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The Top 9 Most Unforgettable Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

The Top 9 Most Unforgettable Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever
Before Lady Gaga hits the Super Bowl Li stage on Sunday, Et is looking back at the stars who have made the biggest impact during the big game.

While the Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched live performance on TV in America today, it wasn't always such a big deal. For the first 24 years, the halftime show was primarily just marching bands and flag-spinning tributes.

Watch: Super Bowl Li: Everything You Need to Know Ahead of the Big Game!

When competing networks started counterprogramming is when the show's producers started booking big name acts, but the show would never be the same after Michael Jackson rocked the crowd at Super Bowl Xxvii.

1. Michael Jackson (1993)

If you grew up in the '90s, you remember this show. M.J. pulled off an unprecedented spectacular performance complete with the late Grammy winner exploding out of the bottom of the stage.

2. Britney Spears, 'N [link=tt
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Ray Lewis Goes Full Nelly ... In Hilarious 'Lip Sync Battle' Performance (Video)

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Here's Ray Lewis showing us all what a live show of "Hot In Herre" would look like if Nelly was 250 pounds ... punishing a lip sync performance of the song. Ray's on this week's episode of "Lip Sync Battle" on Spike TV ... and we got a little preview clip of his performance of the Nelly classic (it totally is) and the dude's really, really bringing it. If you're wondering why Ray's going so hard ... it might
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Watch Stephen Colbert School Nelly on Tax Law With 'Debt in Herre'

Watch Stephen Colbert School Nelly on Tax Law With 'Debt in Herre'
The CBS late-night tandem of Stephen Colbert and James Corden joined the fight to help Nelly after news broke that the rapper had been hit with a $2.4 million tax lien.

Both hosts honored the efforts of Nelly fans, who launched a campaign to help the embattled rapper after calculating that he would be able to pay off the IRS if his 2002 hit "Hot in Herre" were streamed over 280 million times on Spotify. Colbert also suggested using the song in a popular viral clip, wickedly placing the song over footage of an overheated,
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Celine Dion Slays Nelly’s ‘Hot in Herre,’ Missy Elliott’s ‘Work It’ on ‘Ellen’ (Video)

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Celine Dion Slays Nelly’s ‘Hot in Herre,’ Missy Elliott’s ‘Work It’ on ‘Ellen’ (Video)
Celine Dion sings a different tune than what she is used on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday. “You sing these ballads all the time and I want you to keep growing as an artist, so we put some rap songs in the prompter and all you have to do is sing the words. However you feel,” DeGeneres told the 47-year-old singer, who seemed to be shocked about her assignment. Dion started out with Nelly’s “Hot in Herre,” followed by Lmfao’s “Shots” and Britney Spears‘ ‘Work Bitch,” which she made a little more PG-13: “I could not go
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