Nelly Rape Accuser Drops Charges

A woman who accused rapper Nelly of raping her on his tour bus near Seattle last week has decided to drop her claims. The woman’s lawyer, Karen Koehler, announced late Friday that her client wanted to stop the investigation and has refused to testify against Nelly in court. She “wishes she had not called 911 because she believes the system is going to fail her,” Koehler said. Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was booked in Auburn, Washington last Saturday on suspicion of rape. He was later released and has not been charged with a crime.