Rap veteran Nelly doesn’t have to worry about rape allegations surrounding his name anymore. The hip-hop artist has reportedly had charges dropped about him sexually attacking a Washington woman.
According to reports, the alleged victim’s refusal to cooperate ultimately forced prosecutors to drop the charges.
Today, the charges have been dropped by the prosecutor’s office, TMZ reports. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office reportedly told TMZ that the “alleged victim’s refusal to cooperate made it impossible for them to go forward.” Pitchfork has reached out to Nelly’s representatives and the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office for further comment. (Pitchfork)
In mid-October, buzz developed about the victim not having any interest in testifying against Nelly.
Nelly’s rape accuser refusing to testify doesn’t change a thing for cops who are powering through with the investigation … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources in Washington State tell us police in Auburn are undeterred by the accuser’s noncooperation with the investigation. We’re told Auburn PD is still gathering evidence and plans to present the case to the prosecutor’s office. (TMZ)
The same week, Nelly appeared to send some dicey words to his critics after news went viral of the victim not wanting to testify.
During the rape drama, Nelly’s bae Miss Jackson showed her support for him amid the rape accusation.