Rapper Nelly Arrested for Alleged Rape and Released Without Being Charged | Further Investigations Are Pending

Rapper Nelly arrested Saturday for alleged rape |Claims he is innocent and a victim of false allegations | He was released without being charged | Auburn Police is investigating the matter further

Rapper Nelly Arrested for Alleged Rape and Released Without Being Charged | Further Investigations Are Pending

Cornell Haynes Jr., better known by his professional name Nelly, was arrested in the wee hours of Saturday morning in Auburn, Wash., for allegedly raping a woman on a tour bus outside Seattle – only to be released later without being charged.

According to the Auburn Police Department, the 42-year-old rapper was arrested early Saturday morning after a woman called 911 to report the alleged rape.

“At 3:48 a.m. a female called 911 to report that she was sexually assaulted by a male, who is known as the rapper ‘Nelly,'” the Auburn Police Department said in a statement. “The alleged assault was reported to occur on the tour bus that was parked at the listed location. Nelly had performed at the White River Amphitheater just hours before. After Patrol Officers investigated the incident, at 4:37 a.m. Nelly was taken into custody and booked at the SCORE jail facility.”

Nelly’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum told TMZ that the allegation against his client was “completely fabricated.”

“Our initial investigation clearly establishes the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. 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,” said the lawyer.

Nelly was released at 8:00 am Saturday morning – a few hours after his arrest.

Following his release, the three-time Grammy winner took to Twitter to express his shock at being “targeted” claiming that he was “completely innocent.”

He then tweeted an apology to his “loved ones” for causing “embarrassment” and for putting himself in a “situation” that led to the false and defamatory allegations.

He thanked his fans for their “unwavering support” assuring them that he would be “pursue every legal option” to prove his innocence.

Here he confirms that he was released without being charged and that further investigations are pending.

Just as a reminder, Nelly was arrested in April 2015, after a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper smelled marijuana in his tour bus which was stopped for non-conforming U.S. Department of Transportation and International Fuel Tax Association stickers.

In December the same year, Nelly pleaded guilty to two counts of misdemeanor charges: possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges were cleared from his records after he agreed to a “diversion program.”

Nelly is best known for his hit songs “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma” from his album “Nellyville.”

He has also tried his hands at films and television. His most substantial role was in the film “The Longest Yard” alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.

His TV appearances include episodes of the CBS crime show CSI: NY (2008 and 2009) and a cameo in 90210 (2011).

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