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Nelly Arrested for Rape

By TheBlast Staff

Nelly was released from jail early Saturday morning after he was arrested for allegedly raping a woman.

According to the Auburn PD in Washington state, at 3:48 AM on Saturday, a woman called 911 and claimed that she was sexually assaulted by Nelly.

The alleged assault allegedly took place on Nelly's tour bus, which was parked outside of a Walmart. He had performed at the White River Amphitheater nearby just hours before.

Nelly was taken into custody at 4:37 AM and was released at 8:02 AM.

Nelly's lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, tells The Blast, "Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation clearly establishes this allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once this scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation."

He is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line and is scheduled to perform Saturday night at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, WA.

As of now, we're told he is still scheduled to perform.

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