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In an emotional letter, her lawyer admitted that the 21-year-old has reached her breaking point and cannot pursue further action.
The 21-year-old Seattle resident who claimed Nelly, 42, raped her aboard his tour bus in Auburn, Washington on Oct. 7, will not testify against him in court. The female’s lawyer, Karen Koehler, has revealed in a formal letter that her client is dropping her legal pursuits against the rapper. Why? — The female “cannot handle this” situation and is “about to break,” because of how it’s been casted into the public. According to the letter, Nelly’s accuser fears her story won’t be believed and that she is no match to go up against a celebrity. Koehler then goes on to explain that the system failed her client when a detective promised her privacy, and “failed her,” the detective said in a later apology. [Read the full letter, obtained by TMZ.]
The woman’s attorney said her client has told the Auburn PD in Washington State, and the King County D.A. to “put a halt to the criminal investigation of [Nelly]. She will not testify further in a criminal proceeding against him.” As for the woman’s credibility in the now halted case? — “Who will believe her,” Koehler wrote. “People are saying horrible things already. She cannot handle this. She is about to break.”
The letter explains some never-before-heard details about the young woman. Koehler wrote that after the alleged incident the 21-year-old called 911, was interviewed and detained, and then sent to a hospital where a rape kit was administered; then, was allowed to return home, hours later.
Her lawyer admitted that the young woman has been hysterical ever since the alleged incident, with her phone being filled with screenshots of her story out in the public and comments from people claiming she only wanted notoriety, fame and money.
The letter goes on to explain that all the young woman wants to do is go back to school and graduate. However, that is unattainable at this time because she is so upset over how her situation has played out. Koehler then seems to address other alleged sexual assault incidents that have been making headlines; hence, the Harvey Weinstein, 65, scandal, where over eight women came forward to claim he allegedly raped or sexually harassed them.Angelina Jolie, 42, and Gwyneth Paltrow, 45, were two of the alleged victims.
Before Nelly’s rape accuser dropped her legal pursuit against him, he fiercely denied the allegations, and his lawyer told TMZ they would be pursuing all legal avenues to rectify the “false” claims. His lawyer’s statement read: “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. 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 took to Twitter on Saturday, October 7, to set the record straight concerning rape allegations made against him.
The rapper, 42, reiterated his earlier claims on Twitter, by writing, “To be absolutely clear. I have not been charged with a crime therefore no bail was required. I was released , pending further investigation.”
As Us Weekly previously reported, the “Hot In Herre” rapper was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning for allegedly raping a woman, who claimed she had been assaulted on Nelly’s tour bus at 3:48 a.m. in Auburn, Washington. Nelly is currently on tour with country-pop duo Florida Georgia Line and had performed at the White River Amphitheater just hours before.
The “Country Grammar” singer was taken into custody an hour later, according to the Auburn police department. He was booked for investigation of second-degree rape and released later on Saturday morning.
Nelly’s lawyer responded to the claims with a statement to TMZ: “It does not surprise me that she wanted to have her story publicized. That is playbook 101 of a person with an agenda and clearly she has one. The agenda is money, fame and notoriety.”
Hours after he was released from custody on Saturday, Nelly tweeted, “Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”
“I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation … I also want to thank my fans for their unwavering support. They know me. I assure you I will be vindicated. And I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim. Thank you,” he continued. “In other words y’all know damm well I ain’t do no dumm S^*t like this..!! Love ..!!!!”
Nelly’s lawyer told Us Weekly in a statement on Saturday that the rapper “is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation.”
“Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness,” he continued. “I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
The singer did not perform with Florida Georgia Line on Saturday night in Washington. The tour is set to continue in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday, October 12.
Since Selena Gomez, 25, revealed that she had to undergo a kidney transplant over the summer due to lupus, she has been flooded with words of support from other celebs! Her pal Katy Perry, 32, offered her fellow songstress encouragement, writing “Love your heart and authenticity” on Sept. 15. Now, Lady Gaga, 31, is showing the “Fetish” singer how much she admires her as well! Warm fuzzies all over the place! Head here for all the pics of Selena you can handle!
“Prayers & love to @selenagomez you are a warrior princess. What an inspiration,” the Gaga wrote to Sel. OMG! How thoughtful! This news comes just one day after news broke that Gaga was hospitalized due to “severe pain” related to her fibromyalgia diagnosis. Pop singers need to stick together during these difficult times! Who knows why Selena decided to keep her kidney transplant a secret, but now that the cat is out of the bag, everyone and their mom is coming out to show their support.
But, as we previously reported, no one has come close to the kind of love and encouragement that her BF The Weeknd, 27, has shown Selena during this ordeal. “The Weeknd has done everything right and then some,” a source close to Selena previously shared with HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “When she got really sick they hadn’t even been together that long, like less than six months. He was in the middle of his tour, he could have easily pulled away and blamed it on work. But it was the opposite, he stepped up to the plate and was solid as a rock.” Aw! So sweet!