Nelly may be off the hook, as the 21-year-old girl who accused him of raping her is pulling out of the case against him because she doesn’t want to stand up in court. According to her attorney, Karen Koehler, the woman in question wants to put a stop to the investigation because the pressure is too enormous.
Karen said, “we do not live in a society where a 21-year-old college student can feel safe enough to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity.” The woman’s attorney added that people are already sending her hate mail and death threats, so she can’t proceed due to the stress.
According to Karen, her client never wanted his money or fame despite the allegations from the fans defending Nelly. In reference to other prolific sexual assault cases concerning public figures, her statement concluded by stating maybe one day it won’t take thirty different women to indict men on sexual assault charges.
As you may already know, Nelly found himself in hot water when police arrested him on Saturday, October 7th, when a woman called the authorities alleging that Nelly had raped her.
However, Nelly and his lawyer vehemently denied the accusations and said they would work to clear his name. The rapper’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said that the allegations were exposed as a lie after a thorough investigation.
Additionally, he stated that the accusation harmed Nelly’s physical and mental wellbeing. He added that Nelly wants a public apology for the charge and will possibly consider filing a defamation and libel lawsuit against her.
The news comes after the explosive Harvey Weinstein scandal where allegations of sexual harassment spanning thirty tears came to the surface. Women such as Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, and Gwyneth Paltrow have all accused the man of egregious crimes.