Nelly Responds to Sexual Assault Charges Against Him Being Dropped in the U.K.
Nelly is offering a statement responding to the Essex Police choosing to halt their investigation into allegations of sexual assault against the rapper.
"I am very thankful to the U.K. police for thoroughly investigating the false allegations against me and I am satisfied with the results of this case and the previous one in the US, both driven by the same attorney, both being dropped," the rapper shared in a statement to ET.
"I stand with women and real survivors and can’t wait to just focus on what I love, family, music and reconnecting with the fans that have stood by me through these turbulent times," he concluded, signing his name.
According to multiple sources, in January the English county began the investigation into Nelly, real name: Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., over a female accuser alleging Nelly sexually assaulted her after his show at Cliffs Pavilion in Southend in December 2017.
However, the BBC reports prosecutors decided to drop the case against him because she refused to testify.
Nelly has vehemently denied the allegations in the past, arguing they hurt real victims of sexual assault.
The alleged victim also filed a federal lawsuit against Nelly in the U.S. back in September.
In 2017, Nelly was arrested and charged with rape in Auburn, Washington. The victim claimed she was allegedly sexually assaulted on the rapper's tour bus.
"Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent," Nelly tweeted afterward. "I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation."
Ultimately, the charges were dropped in this instance as well because the alleged victim refused to testify.
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