The rape case against Nelly is reportedly moving forward despite accuser’s refusal to testify

The woman who accused Nelly of rape recently told police that she wanted the case dropped because “the system is going to fail her.”

October 16, 2017
The rape case against Nelly is reportedly moving forward despite accuser’s refusal to testify  Nelly attends the BET Awards '14, June 29, 2014.   Earl Gibson III / Getty Images

According to TMZ, police officials in Washington state are proceeding with their investigation into accusations that Nelly raped a woman on his tour bus in earlier in October. On Saturday, the woman who accused the rapper said she would not testify and asked police to drop the investigation. In a statement, her attorney said that she "wishes she had not called 911 because she believes the system is going to fail her."

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Despite the accuser's refusal to testify, police in Auburn, Washington are still investigating the case and plan to present evidence prosecutors within the week, TMZ reports. In a statement to TMZ, Nelly's attorney Scott Rosenblum said he's confident the case will be dropped, adding, "I would expect the police to do their due diligence."

Following the accusation, and after he was released from jail without being charged, Nelly responded to the allegations on Twitter. "Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation," the rapper wrote. "I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation."

A representative for Nelly was not immediately available for comment.

The rape case against Nelly is reportedly moving forward despite accuser’s refusal to testify