The alleged rape occurred at 3:45 a.m. on Nelly's tour bus in Washington on Saturday, Oct. 7. Charges were filed a few hours later at a little before 7 a.m. The St. Louis rapper was subsequently booked on second degree rape charges.
Nelly's attorney Scott Rosenblum then released a statement in which the allegations against his client were vehemently denied.
Nelly also took to Twitter to deny the accusations.
TMZ has released a statement from the accuser's attorney, Karen Koehler, on why they will be dropping the case against Nelly. The letter begins: "We do not live in a society where a 21-year-old college student can feel safe enough to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity for an alleged rape." It continues, "She wonders who is she to go by her small 'unimportant' self against a celebrity. Who will believe her? People are saying horrible things already. She cannot handle this. She is about to break. She wants this to end. She just cannot bear it."
Koehler closes out the statement by writing, "One day, maybe our world will change and 30 women will not be needed to (eventually) speak out against a celebrity who has hurt them in order to be believed. But that day has not come yet."
Rosenblum responded with his own statement, saying, "[the accuser's] reckless accusation, once investigated thoroughly, was exposed for what it was—a fabrication. A fabrication that has caused Nelly and his family to suffer emotionally and financially." He wants a public apology from the woman, and will advise Nelly to seek legal action against her.