Nelly Arrested For Alleged Rape After Explosive Claims
Nelly was arrested over the weekend for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus, reports TMZ.
It's claimed that the alleged rape took place at about 3.45am on Saturday morning in Washington, where the 42-year-old was due to perform with Florida Georgia Line later that night.
Nelly was charged with second degree rape at about 7am on Saturday and released soon after.
A lawyer for the Dilemma artist released a strongly worded statement just hours later, insisting it was a "completely fabricated allegation."
"Our initial investigation clearly established the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness," Nelly's legal representation said.
"I am confident once the scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges.
"Nelly is prepared to pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation."
Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
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.— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017
I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support. They know me. I assure you I will be vindicated. And I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim. Thank you— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017