Entertainment Nelly Plans to Pursue Legal Action After Prosecutors Decline to File Sexual Assault Charges

03:53  16 december  2017
03:53  16 december  2017 Source:   people.com

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Authorities recently declined to file sexual assault charges against Nelly after a woman accused him of rape in October, and now the singer is planning to pursue legal action to clear his name, his lawyer tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Authorities recently declined to file sexual assault charges against Nelly after a woman accused him of rape in October, and now the singer is planning to pursue legal action to clear his name, his lawyer tells PEOPLE exclusively.

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Authorities recently declined to file sexual assault charges against Nelly after a woman accused him of rape in October, and now the singer is planning to pursue legal action to clear his name, his lawyer tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“The formal close of the investigation into the false allegations made against Nelly is of course welcome — however expected. We were confident that what our investigation revealed from the outset of this allegation would ultimately be clear and Nelly would be vindicated,” says attorney Scott Rosenblum in a statement. “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.”

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Nelly Plans to Pursue Legal Action After Prosecutors Decline to File Sexual Assault Charges . Authorities recently declined to file sexual assault charges against Nelly after a woman accused him of rape in October, and now the singer is planning to pursue legal action to clear his name, his.

Authorities recently declined to file sexual assault charges against Nelly after a woman accused him of rape in October, and now the singer is planning to pursue legal action to clear his name, his lawyer tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“Nelly recognizes the need for women who are victims of sexual assault of any kind to be heard and our existing systems changed. Nelly supports various women’s advocacy groups that deal with sexual assault and violence against women and is dedicated to raising awareness and furthering the conversation to bring about necessary changes. However, this type of reckless false allegation cannot be tolerated as it is an affront to the real survivors of sexual assault,” continues the statement.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office previously told PEOPLE the decision was made to drop the case after the woman who accused Nelly of sexually assaulting her on his tour bus in Washington told investigators she did not want to testify in court or help with the investigation.

In a letter obtained by The Blast in October, the accuser’s lawyer Karen Koehler — who identified her client as a 21-year-old college student — said she “never wanted notoriety” from her claims, and added that her client couldn’t “handle” the “horrible things” that were said about her since she accused the star of alleged rape.

Nelly Sued for Sexual Assault and Defamation: Report .
The case was previously dropped when the accuser refused to testify in courtNow, TMZ reports that the accuser, Monique Greene, has filed a lawsuit against Nelly for sexual assault and defamation.

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