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US Rapper, Nelly plans to file lawsuit against woman who accused him of rape

By Patricia Uyeh,

United States rapper, Nelly is making moves to file a lawsuit against the woman who accused him of rape.

This is coming  after prosecutors declined to file sexual assault charges against the rapper few days ago.

The King County prosecutors in Washington said that they couldn’t proceed with the case because the alleged victim refused to cooperate.

The woman in question had accused Nelly of sexually assaulting her on his tour bus back in October. Nelly was arrested and later released after denying the allegations.

According to Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, the rapper plans to sue because he has suffered quote “damage to his reputation”.

In a statement:

“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.

“We were confident, that what our investigation revealed from the outset of this allegation would ultimately be clear and Nelly would be vindicated.”

Photo credit: Variety

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