Words by Megan Ambers
Although prosecutors have officially dropped the rape charges against Nelly, the rapper have plans to go forward with his own legal actions.
Nelly intends to sue the woman who he claims falsely accused him of sexual assaulting her back in October. Scott Rosenblum, Nelly’s attorney, plans to go after the woman who is accused of tarnishing Nelly’s name over fake allegations. “The formal close of the investigation into the false allegations made against Nelly is of course welcome – however expected,” Rosenblum stated in his official statement.
“We were confident, that what our investigation did show Nelly was a victim of deceitful allegation devoid of credibility. Credible evidence did show this accuser to be deceptive. We have been in constant communication with the King County authorities, and welcomed and appreciated the diligence in which the authorities proceeded. Leaving no stone unturned.”
Rosenblum continued, “Nelly recognizes the need for women who are victims of sexual assault of any kind to be heard and our existing systems changed […] However, this type of reckless false allegations cannot be tolerated, as it is an affront to the real survivors of sexual assault. Nelly has suffered very real damage to his reputation. He has incurred economic loss and painfully has watched his family suffer. As a result, Nelly is planning to proceed with litigation as the first step in restoring his reputation.”
The unidentified woman accused the rapper of sexual assaulting her, while on tour with Florida Georgia Line. Although, Nelly has proclaimed his innocence from the beginning, the accuser later recanted her story, claiming she was being intimidated by the rapper. Authorities, however continued their investigation until it was concluded on December 14, when the King County Prosecutor’s office in Washington announced they will not pursue charges against Nelly.