Nelly was arrested for allegedly raping a woman.
A woman claims she was raped on Nelly’s tour bus in Washington, where he was performing. (Nelly is on a tour with Florida Georgia Line.) The alleged raped happened Saturday morning around 3:45 AM.
Nelly’s lawyer said, "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. I am confident, once the scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to pursue all all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation."
The woman at the center of these claims says she had been partying with him before he forced her to have sex without a condom.The woman claims she met Nelly at a club in Washington, where she and her friends drank at his table and got "tipsy." She says she was invited to an after-party and drove off with Nelly's people to Nelly's tour bus. She says she was in Nelly's room with him when he tried to have sex with her and she said no. She claims Nelly told her to "shut up" and said he wanted to have sex with her without protection, which she says he did over her objections. The woman says, afterward, Nelly offered her money, but she declined, and then a woman came up and said, "You gotta go." She kicked her off the bus and threw $100 at her.
Nelly's lawyer said,"It does not surprise me that she wanted to have her story publicized. That is playbook 101 of a person with an agenda and clearly she has one. The agenda is money, fame and notoriety."
Nelly’s lawyer said they have an investigator on the case and "they will be able to show by objective evidence and unbiased witnesses that she has zero credibility."
Hours after Nelly was arrested on suspicion of second degree rape in Auburn, Washington, he was released from custody without being charged.
Nelly went on Twitter, saying,"Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. 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."He also wrote an apology to those in his life close to him, tweeting, "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. 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."
Sources: TMZ, E!