EXCLUSIVE: Nelly Plans Lawsuit Against Woman Who Accused Him Of Rape
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Nelly’s rape case has been dropped, but the rapper isn't letting the allegations go so easy.
According to Nelly’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum, the rapper is planning litigation to restore his reputation, after being accused of raping a 21-year-old woman on a tour bus In Washington in October.
Earlier this week, the King County Prosecutor’s office in Washington closed their investigation into the alleged sexual assault and chose not to charge the rapper. “The formal close of the investigation into the false allegations made against Nelly is, of course, welcome - however, expected. We were confident, that what our investigation revealed from the outset of this allegation would ultimately be clear and Nelly would be vindicated," Nelly's lawyer Scott Rosenblum told AllHipHop.com.
"A thorough investigation did show Nelly was a victim of deceitful allegation devoid of credibility. Credible evidence did show this accuser to be deceptive," Scott Rosenblum said.
Rosenblum thanked the King County authorities on behalf of Nelly for their diligence in the probe, claiming the prosecutors "left 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 bring about necessary changes," Rosenblum added.
According to Nelly's attorney, the rapper refuses to accept the "reckless and false allegations" of his accuser, which he labeled an affront to "real survivors of sexual assault."
"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," Scott Rosenblum said.