As the music industry braces itself for the outing of several alleged sexual predators, the rapper Nelly will be relieved to learn that he isn’t one of them.
The rape charges he once faced have now been dropped.
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The performer came under fire in October after he was accused or raping a young woman in Washington and after the footage below surfaced online…
Today, prosecutors have dropped the charges.
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.
This isn’t because his alleged victim made it up, according to her lawyer, but because she feared she would be in danger if she chose to press charges.
She never wanted notoriety; She never wanted a dime from that man. She wants to go back to school and to graduate. And this she cannot do if she remains hidden in her room, crying her heart out.
She wishes she had not called 911 because she believes the system is going to fail her. One day, maybe our world will change and thirty women will not be needed to (eventually) speak out against a celebrity who has hurt them in order to be believed. But that day has not come.
Nelly’s camp had this to say about it all…
We have received word via her lawyer’s website that Nelly’s accuser is no longer pursuing her false allegation. This is welcome news, even though I was one hundred percent sure Nelly would be vindicated. This is simply not enough. Her reckless accusation, once investigated thoroughly, was exposed for what it was — a fabrication.