Nelly arrested for alleged Rape. Now in police custody.
Rapper Nelly was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in his tour bus in Washington, according to authorities.
Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., is accused of sexually assaulting an unidentified woman early Saturday morning on his tour bus, which was parked outside of a Walmart in Auburn, Wa., Auburn Police said in a press release Saturday.
The “Hot in Herre” rapper was arrested and booked in the SCORE jail in Des Moines for sexual assault after patrol officers investigated the woman’s claims, according to Auburn Police.
Nelly performed at the White River Amphitheatre in Auburn on Friday with country artists Florida Georgia Line.
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The woman reported the rape at around 3:48 a.m., which was after she had returned from Seattle on the bus with the rapper.
Nelly reportedly met the woman in Seattle after the show and brought her back.
An attorney for the 42-year-old R&B star, Scott Rosenblum, told the Daily News that Nelly is “the victim of a completely fabricated allegation.”
“Our initial investigation, clearly establishes, this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness,” he told The News in a statement. “I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
Nelly was listed as a performer at the Aston Manor nightclub in Seattle on Friday night. The next stop on his tour is scheduled for Saturday at theSunlight Supply Amphitheatre in Ridgefield, Wa.
The "Ride Wit Me" singer was charged with felony possession of drugs in 2015 after the U.S. Department of Transportation discovered methamphetamines and marijuana on his tour bus in Tennessee.
As some rappers and celebrities feel their are not being watched or targeted, this is a clear display of the situations you don't get yourself into. I'm not speaking on whether he's innocent or not but he has obviously put himself in a position he will now have to fight to get out.
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