TMZ is reporting that the rape charges Nelly was facing have been dropped. The King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said the alleged victim's "refusal to cooperate made it impossible for them to go forward."
Nelly was arrested on October 8 on second degree rape charges after a woman alleges that she was sexually assaulted by the rapper on his tour bus in Washington. Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, responded to the allegations, calling them "completely fabricated," "devoid of credibility," and "motivated by greed and vindictiveness." Nelly fired back at the alleged victim's allegations in a series of tweets.
Just days after the alleged victim's attorney Karen Koehler argued in October that her client was being intimidated, news surfaced that the case would probably be dropped over her unwillingness to testify. The case remained open in spite of the alleged victim's refusal to cooperate, ultimately leaving the decision to press charges in the hands of prosecutors.