Woman Accusing Nelly of Rape Now Says He's Trying To Intimidate Her

Rapper Nelly denies sexual assault allegation

Rapper Nelly denies sexual assault allegation

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.

The woman dialed 911 to report the sexual assault had occurred when the bus was parked at a shopping centre in Auburn, which is less than 20 miles (32km) south of Seattle, local police said in a statement. Nelly was scheduled to perform in Ridgefield, Washington, on Saturday night.

Scott Rosenblum, Nelly's attorney, said Saturday night that his client had been released from jail.

The 42-year-old is now on tour with the Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line, and performed in Auburn on Friday night. He's on tour with Florida Georgia Line.

At 12:23 a.m. Saturday, between the show and his arrest, he tweeted, "its (sic) really you against the whole world because the whole world don't know you exist".

"I have not been charged. therefore no bail was required", he tweeted.

"Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness".

She mentions that Nelly's legal team said the alleged victim is "a person with an agenda and clearly she has one".

In 2015 he was arrested on felony charges after police found drugs and guns on board his tour bus. Nelly agreed to a pretrial diversion, which means his record was later cleared, Rosenblum said.

Nelly, 42, is a three-time Grammy victor, including for the song Hot in Herre, which won the best male rap solo performance award in 2002.

The song has been sampled and re-recorded by other artists and is ranked No. 21 on a Rolling Stone magazine list of top summer songs.

He is also known for the hits My Place and Over and Over.

The following year, he shared a Grammy for the song Shake Ya Tailfeather with Murphy Lee and Sean Combs.

Nelly is also a minority owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

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