Nelly Walks Free From Rape Allegations
By Rita Obi
Cornell Haynes Jr. also known as Nelly, has been released after he was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning in Washington, over an alleged rape accusation filed by a lady.
It was reported that the distress call was made at 3:48 a.m to 911 on Saturday. The woman claimed the assault happened in the rapper’s tour bus.
The Police arrested Nelly hours after his performance at the White Amphitheatre in Auburn, on Friday night and took him to a jail in Des Moines, Washington.
Nelly was released few hours later without charges, until further investigation into the incident.
Auburn police spokesman, Commander Steve Stocker said Nelly, was arrested in his bus outside a Walmart and he will make his first appearance before a judge soon.
The rapper’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum described the allegation as “devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness.”
“I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges,” Rosenblum said in a statement. “Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
The Grammy winning artist, who is currently on tour with Florida Georgia line missed his performance with the group on Saturday night in Ridgefield, Washington.
He tweeted on Saturday afternoon, that he is “completely innocent” and confident he will be vindicated.
“I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation,” he wrote. “I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”
Nelly was once one of the reigning kings of hip-hop. He shot to fame nearly 20 years ago with the track “Country Grammar.”
During the height of his career, he won three Grammy awards and regularly appeared on the Billboard 200.