Rapper Nelly’s rape accuser dropping charges

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The woman who said rapper Nelly raped her last weekend is dropping her pursuit of criminal charges.

Last weekend, news outlets picked up the story about the rape claim. According to reports, a woman called 911 early Saturday claiming the rapper raped her on his tour bus during a stop right outside of Seattle.

A statement from the woman’s attorney, Karen Koehler, said the woman will not pursue further charges against the rapper. Koehler says her client, “wishes she had not called 911 because she believes the system is going to fail her.”

Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr. was taken into custody early Saturday, booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree rape and released later. He has not been officially charged with a crime and his attorney, Scott Rosenblum, called the rape claim a “completely fabricated allegation.”

After his release, Nelly took to Twitter to proclaim his innocence and to apologize to his loved ones for the embarrassment.

 

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