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
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
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."
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
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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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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