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Nelly's Rape Case Dropped, Rapper Plans to Pursue Legal Action

The rape case against Nelly has been dropped and the rapper now plans to pursue legal action to clear his name.

The 43-year-old “Hot in Herre” rapper was accused of raping a woman on his tour bus while in Washington state. He was arrested on October 7 and has since maintained his innocence.

“The formal close of the investigation into the false allegations made against Nelly is of course welcome – however expected,” Nelly‘s lawyer said in a statement to JustJared.com. “We were confident, that what our investigation revealed from the outset of this allegation would ultimately be clear and Nelly would be vindicated. A thorough investigation did show Nelly was a victim of deceitful allegation devoid of credibility. Credible evidence did show this accuser to be deceptive. We have been in constant communication with the King County authorities and welcomed and appreciated the diligence in which the authorities proceeded. Leaving no stone unturned.”

Nelly recognizes the need for women who are victims of sexual assault of any kind to be heard and our existing systems changed. Nelly supports various women’s advocacy groups that deal with Sexual Assault, and violence against women and is dedicated to raising awareness and furthering the conversation to about bring about necessary changes. However, this type of reckless false allegation cannot be tolerated as it is an affront to the real survivors of sexual assault,” the statement continued.

Nelly has suffered very real damage to his reputation. He has incurred economic loss and painfully has watched his family suffer. As a result Nelly is planning to proceed with litigation as the first step in restoring his reputation,” the statement concluded.

Nelly's Rape Accuser Wants to Drop Criminal Investigation

The woman who accused Nelly of rape wants to drop the criminal investigation against the rapper as she does not want the public scrutiny against her to continue.

“We do not live in a society where a 21 year old college student can feel safe enough to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity for an alleged rape,” the woman’s lawyer wrote in a letter to the Auburn Police Dept and the King County D.A. in Washington, according to The Blast.

Nelly was accused of raping the woman in his tour bus in a Wal-Mart parking lot last week. The accuser does not wish to testify in court as she “cannot handle” the attention from the public.

There is still a possibility that a civil suit against Nelly could happen.

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Nelly Addresses Rape Allegations, Says He is the 'Completely Innocent'

Nelly is speaking out after being arrested for allegedly raping a woman early Saturday morning.

After being released from jail, the 42-year-old rapper took to Twitter to address the allegations made against him.

“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,” Nelly wrote.

Nelly‘s lawyer recently told JustJared.com that the allegations are completely “fabricated.”

“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,” Nelly also tweeted.

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Nelly's Lawyer Responds to Rape Allegation, Calls It 'Completely Fabricated'

Nelly‘s lawyer is responding to the allegations that the rapper raped a woman on his tour bus in Washington state.

The 42-year-old rapper was arrested on early Saturday morning (October 7) following the accusations.

Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation,” Nelly‘s lawyer told JustJared.com in a statement. “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 statement concluded.

Nelly was in town for his tour with Florida Georgia Line.

Nelly Arrested for Allegedly Raping Woman on His Tour Bus

Nelly has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman.

The alleged incident happened at around 3:45am PST on early Saturday morning (October 7) in Washington state.

Nelly is in town for his tour with his “Cruise” collaborators Florida Georgia Line and the woman says it was specifically the rapper who raped her, according to TMZ.

Nelly was booked at around 7am on second degree rape charges and he’s reportedly still in custody.

UPDATE: Nelly‘s lawyer has released a statement and you can read it in full now.