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Nelly released with no charges

Nelly released with no charges

Rapper Nelly, born Cornell Haynes Jr., has been released from a Washington state jail and not charged after his Saturday-morning arrest for an alleged rape, according to reports.

 

The rapper proclaimed his innocence of the second-degree-rape charges through his lawyer shortly after the news broke; the lawyer said that the Grammy-winning rapper was the “victim of a completely fabricated allegation.” Second-degree rape indicates that force was used or that the victim was mentally or physically incapable of giving consent.Nelly missed a Saturday-evening show in Ridgefield, Wash., where he was due to perform with pop-country duo Florida Georgia Line.On Saturday, Nelly spoke to the rape allegations in a series of tweets, apologizing to his loved ones for putting himself in a precarious “situation” and thanking his fans for their “unwavering support”:

 

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October 10th, 2017

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