The alleged rape occurred at 3:45 a.m. on Nelly’s tour bus in Washington on Saturday, Oct. 7. Charges were filed a few hours later at a little before 7 a.m. The St. Louis rapper was subsequently booked on second degree rape charges.
Nelly’s attorney Scott Rosenblum then released a statement in which the allegations against his client were vehemently denied.
TMZ has released a statement from the accuser’s attorney, Karen Koehler, on why they will be dropping the case against Nelly. The letter begins: “We do not live in a society where a 21-year-old college student can feel safe enough to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity for an alleged rape.” It continues, “She wonders who is she to go by her small ‘unimportant’ self against a celebrity. Who will believe her? People are saying horrible things already. She cannot handle this. She is about to break. She wants this to end. She just cannot bear it.”