12 Things We Know About Nelly’s Rape Case
- The accuser is a 21-year-old woman.
The accuser resides in Seattle, Washington.
Nelly was in Washington to perform at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield with Georgia Florida Line on Saturday.
The accuser says she met Nelly at a club, where she partied and drank with him at his table.
The accuser says she was taken to Nelly’s tour bus for an afterparty.
The accuser claims while in Nelly’s room (around around 3:45 a.m.) he forced to have unprotected sex. Via TMZ: “She says she was in Nelly’s room with him when he tried to have sex with her and she said no. She claims Nelly told her to ‘shut up’ and said he wanted to have sex with her without protection, which she says he did over her objections.”
The accuser claims Nelly offered her money after raping her. Via TMZ: “The woman says, afterward, Nelly offered her money, but she declined, and then a woman came up and said, ‘You gotta go.’ She kicked her off the bus and threw $100 at her.”
Nelly was arrested on suspicion of rape at 7 a.m. Saturday morning.
Nelly was booked and released without being charged. “To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released, pending further investigation,” he tweeted.
Nelly spoke out via Twitter telling his fans, “Y’all know damm well I ain’t do no dumm s^*t like this!!!”
Nelly says he plans to take legal action against his accuser for defamation. The rapper tweeted, “I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim.”
Nelly’s attorney claims the accuser is falsely accusing the rapper for financial gain. “It does not surprise me that she wanted to have her story publicized. That is playbook 101 of a person with an agenda and clearly she has one. The agenda is money, fame and notoriety. We will be able to show by objective evidence and unbiased witnesses that she has zero credibility. She’s a person who is making a dangerous, fraudulent allegation to accomplish her own goals.”