Rape: Nelly to sue accuser, after case was dropped

American rapper, Cornell Iral Haynes Jr, otherwise known as Nelly is said to be preparing to file legal actions against the woman who accused him of rape, after the case was dropped following the 21-year old lady’s unwillingness to come forward to testify.

Her decision meant the authorities had to close the case, since it meant no charges could be brought against the 42-year-old lyricist.

Now, the ‘Hot in Here’ crooner, who was arrested for the alleged offence in October is said to be seeking legal action against the woman, as he feels his reputation has been tarnished by the claims made against him.

His counsel Scott Rosenblum said in a statement to People magazine: “The formal close of the investigation into the false allegations made against Nelly is of course welcome - however expected. We were confident that what our investigation revealed from the outset of this allegation would ultimately be clear and Nelly would be vindicated.

“A thorough 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. 

“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.”