December 14, 2017

Nelly Will NOT Be Charged For Rape

Nelly Will NOT Be Charged For Rape
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After an investigation by the King County, Washington Prosecutor’s Office, Nelly will not be charged with any wrongdoing after an alleged victim claimed the St. Louis rapper of rape. 

Following the initial complaint, she said that she wanted to drop the case back in October and said that she would not testify against Nelly. 

The woman’s attorney Karen Koehler released a statement on the matter from the office. 

“Our office has formally declined to file charges on this matter,” the statement says. “Police responded to and investigated a sexual assault allegation involving Mr. Haynes.  However, within days of her initial report to police, the complainant, through her attorney, informed investigators from the Auburn police department that she did not wish to assist in prosecution or the investigation of Mr. Haynes. While we have reviewed the existing investigative material, without the assistance of the complainant, this office is unable to proceed or fully assess the merits of the case.”

Nelly strongly denied the claims soon after it was reported.

Back in October Koehler released the following statement. 

“Not because what happened didn’t occur exactly the way she described it. Not because she did not want the police to charge the celebrity with alleged rape. She wishes she had not called 911 because the she believes the system is going to fail her.”