Rap star ‘bus sex claims’

Daily Star Sunday - - NEWS -

US rap­per Nelly has been ar­rested over al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual as­sault.

A woman con­tacted po­lice claim­ing she had been at­tacked by the star on a tour bus, Wash­ing­ton of­fi­cials said.

The mu­si­cian, 42 – real name Cornell Haynes – had been per­form­ing at Wash­ing­ton’s White River Am­phithe­atre.

He was ar­rested and taken into cus­tody less than an hour later. A state­ment from the Auburn Po­lice Depart­ment, read: “A fe­male called 911 to re­port that she was sex­u­ally as­saulted.

“Af­ter pa­trol of­fi­cers in­ves­ti­gated the in­ci­dent, at 4:37am Nelly was taken into cus­tody and booked at the SCORE jail fa­cil­ity.

“Po­lice are con­tin­u­ing to in­ves­ti­gate this in­ci­dent.”

Nelly’s lawyer claimed he was “the vic­tim of a com­pletely fab­ri­cated al­le­ga­tion”.

He said: “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 due to ar­rive in the UK to per­form at var­i­ous venues next month.


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