Nelly’s Alleged Rape Accuser Wants to Drop Police Investigation
The woman who accused Nelly of rape no longer wants to pursue charges against the rapper.
A week after claiming she was sexually violated on Nelly's tour bus, the woman has reached out to the Auburn, Wash., police and King County District Attorney asking them to end the investigation. TMZ is reporting that the woman's lawyer, Karen Koehler, says her client, "will not testify further in a criminal proceeding against him."
The case has taken a toll on the woman, according to her legal reps, and she no longer wants to go through the process of fighting a legal battle with a big-time celebrity, and the backlash that will come with it.
"Who will believe her?" Koehler adds. "People are saying horrible things already. She cannot handle this. She is about to break." The woman previously claimed the rapper has been intimidating her through the media.
As previously reported, last Saturday (Oct. 7) Nelly was arrested but not charged with a crime, in Washington, while on tour with Florida Georgia Line. The unnamed woman claims she had drinks with the rapper at a club and was then invited to an after-party, which ended up being his tour bus. She claims she refused his sexual advances, but he proceeded to have unprotected sex with her against her will, before kicking her off the bus.
Nelly has vehemently denied any wrongdoing. "Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation," he wrote on Twitter. "I am completely innocent. 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."
According to the latest report, Nelly and his team are contemplating taking legal actions against the woman for making false claims.
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