American Hip-hop Star, Nelly Swears Innocence in Rape Allegation
Early yesterday morning, he was arrested for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus.
He’s currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line, and the arrest happened a few hours after a show in Washington on Friday night.
According to a statement from local police, a woman called 911 at nearly 4:00 AM and reported that Nelly had sexually assaulted her.
After officers arrived on the scene and did some investigating, there was apparently enough evidence to make an arrest, and Nelly was taken into custody.
There wasn’t enough evidence to hold him though, and a few hours later he was released.
His lawyer then made a statement saying that “Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation.”
“Our initial investigation,” he explained, “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.”
The lawyer added that “Nelly is prepared to pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
So far it’s obviously a pretty serious case of he-said, she-said, right?
But now Nelly is speaking on his own behalf.
Shortly after the news broke of his arrest, he hopped on Twitter to defend himself.