The rape saga is behind Nelly, but he plans to go forward with some legal action of his own. The St. Lunatic intends to sue the woman who he claims falsely accused him of sexual assault in Washington, back in October, reports TMZ.
Nelly’s attorney Scott Rosenblum plans to go after the woman who they say tarnished his name with bogus allegations. “The formal close of the investigation into the false allegations made against Nelly is of course welcome – however expected,” Rosenblum wrote in a statement. “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.”
He continued, “Nelly recognizes the need for women who are victims of sexual assault of any kind to be heard and our existing systems changed […] However, this type of reckless false allegation cannot be tolerated as it is an affront to the real survivors of sexual assault. 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.”
As previously reported, Nelly was accused of rape by a woman in Auburn, Wash., while on tour with Florida Georgia Line. However, he was never charged with a crime. The rapper has proclaimed his innocence from the jump.
The accuser later claimed she was being intimidated by the rapper, and dropped her case a short while later. However, police continued to investigate the matter up until Dec. 14, when the King County Prosecutor’s Office in Washington announced they would not be charging the Nelly with any crime