On Oct. 7, 2017, the Auburn Police Department received a phone call at 3:49 a.m. from a woman reporting that she had been sexually assaulted. According to the Auburn Police, the woman had stated that “the rapper, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., assaulted her on a tour bus parked on Outlet Collection Drive after his performance at the White River Amphitheater.” Nelly is currently on the Smooth Stadium Tour with the Backstreet BoysRapper as well as Florida Georgia Line.
Nelly is well known for his best selling album, Country Grammar that was released in 2000. His album had a big impact on teens over the years and was on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Will this accusation put an end to his career?
The unidentified woman stated that she was assaulted by Nelly on his tour bus that was parked in Auburn, Washington. Nelly had evidently met her in Seattle following the show and brought her to his tour bus.
Shortly after the police department received this phone call and the investigation of the incident commenced, Nelly was taken into custody and placed into the SCORE jail facility in Des Moines, Washington at around 4:37 a.m.
Sexual Assault is a serious crime and any false information provided by the women puts an innocent man in jail. However, the investigation is still occurring. Nelly was charged with second-degree rape on Saturday morning.
This accusation was denied by the rapper’s lawyer when he stated that Nelly had not raped the woman. The lawyer spoke to TMZ about Nelly’s situation and stated, “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 legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”