Nelly is no longer involved in a case where a woman accused him of rape on his tour bus in October, authorities said.
The rapper was arrested and booked in Washington two months ago after a woman claimed the star raped her on his bus while it was parked in a Walmart parking lot after a show, but the unidentified accuser has decided not to press charges or move forward with the case, according to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
“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,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement to the Daily News.
The alleged victim’s refusal to cooperate with authorities making it impossible for them to move forward with charging Nelly with a crime.
“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,” the statement from the prosecutor’s office continued.
The 42-year-old vehemently denied the accusations following his release from custody on Oct. 7.
“I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation.”
“In other words,” Nelly continued, “y’all know damm well I ain’t do no dumm s— like this.”
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Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was booked for “investigation of rape” at the time.
He performed at the White River Ampitheatre that weekend and reportedly brought the woman back on his bus in Auburn, Wash.
In October, the woman’s lawyer Karen Koehler issued a statement as to why she would not be pursuing the charges.
Koehler said the woman “wishes she had not called 911 because she believes the system is going to fail her.”
The “Hot in Herre” artist has previously been charged with felony possession of drugs in 2015 after Tennessee state troopers found methamphetamines and marijuana on his tour bus.
Officers also discovered several handguns on the bus, including a gold-plated .50-caliber Desert Eagle Pistol.
On another occasion, Nelly was arrested in Texas in 2012 after officers found more than 30 bags of heroin, more than 10 pounds of weed and a loaded .40 caliber pistol — all which he blamed on a staff member.
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