Nelly Arrested for Allegedly Raping Woman on Tour Bus

The rapper was jailed Saturday morning in Washington state
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 7, 2017 12:14 PM CDT
Nelly Arrested for Allegedly Raping Woman on Tour Bus
Nelly, seen here performing in 2015, was arrested Saturday after allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Nelly was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus in Washington state, TMZ reports. According to Q13, the "Hot in Herre" rapper performed at the White River Amphitheater on Friday and was also scheduled to appear at a nightclub event in nearby Seattle the same night. A woman called police around 3:45am Saturday saying Nelly raped her on his tour bus. He was arrested around 7am on suspicion of second-degree rape while his tour bus was parked at a Walmart in Auburn, the AP reports.

Nelly's lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, says he's confident no charges will be filed, describing the rape allegation as "completely fabricated" and Nelly as the "victim." He says the woman is accusing Nelly out of "greed and vindictiveness." It's unclear when Nelly will make his first court appearance. (Read more Nelly stories.)

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