Nelly Booked & Released from Jail WITHOUT Being Charged + Responds & Apologizes to His Family
This morning, music lovers and fans of rapper and actor Nelly were in for a major shock when it was revealed that the multiplatinum selling artist was arrested for second degree rape.
The alleged rape took place early Saturday morning around 3:45 AM and the woman is claiming that she was raped on the rapper’s tour bus, as he is currently joint headlining with Country duo Florida Georgia Line.
Things later took a turn as women came forward about the rapper’s “weird behavior” in a compilation of videos, including one from last night. Nelly apparently chooses young fans to bring to the stage where he proceeds to sing them sexy songs and touch their faces and play with their hair.
And now there’s another turn. USA Today reveals that Nelly has been booked and released WITHOUT being charged following his rape arrest. Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker confirmed to the Associated Press that Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was booked Saturday morning after being arrested at about 4:37 a.m. in his tour bus at a Walmart.
According to the jail’s inmate database, he was arrested on suspicion of second-degree rape, indicating force was used or the victim was incapable of consent due to being physically helpless, mentally incapacitated or developmentally disabled. His attorney Scott Rosenblum stated:
“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
Nelly has also spoken out against the allegations by taking to his official Twitter account: