Nelly sexual assault case dropped by prosecutor’s office

Nelly’s case concerning his alleged sexual assault of a woman on his tour bus has been dropped.

The rapper was arrested on October 7 on rape charges after the woman told police that Nelly had raped her on his tour bus in a town just outside Seattle, Washington.

Nelly released a statement shortly after his arrest denying the charges, with his lawyer saying that the allegations were “completely fabricated.”

The week following the alleged victim’s lawyer Karen Koehler, was asked to “tell Auburn Police Department and the King County Prosecutor’s Office to put a halt on the investigation of Cornell Iral Haynes Jr” since the woman believed “the system is going to fail her” and that she “wants this to end.”

Now, as TMZ reports, the case and charges have been dropped by the prosecutor’s office. The King County Prosecuting Attorney office told the celebrity news outlet that the “alleged victim’s refusal to cooperate made it impossible for them to go forward”.

In October, the rapper’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum said the news of the halting of the case was “welcome”, adding: “Her reckless accusation, once investigated thoroughly, was exposed for what it was – a fabrication. A fabrication that has caused Nelly and his family to suffer emotionally and financially.”

Nelly has yet to respond to the dropping of the case.

This story originally appeared on NME

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