Nelly Arrested for Rape; Denies ‘Completely Fabricated’ Claim

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The rapper Nelly was arrested for allegedly raping a woman while on the road for his nationwide tour. Per a report in TMZ, the unidentified woman claims she was raped in his tour bus Saturday morning around 3:45 a.m. in Ridgefield, Washington, behind a Walmart store, following a joint concert he performed with the country-pop duo Florida Georgia Line. TMZ also writes that Nelly was booked on second-degree-rape charges and is still in police custody. In a statement, his lawyer flatly denies the woman’s claims. “Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation, clearly establishes the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness,” the statement reads. “I am confident, once the scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to pursue all all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”

Nelly Arrested for Rape; Denies ‘Fabricated’ Claim