Nelly Demanding Apology After Rape Accuser Asks Cops to Drop

October 16, 2017

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The woman who accused rapper Nelly of raping her on his tour bus in Auburn, Washington, earlier this month is now refusing to testify and asking cops to drop the case. "We do not live in a society where a 21-year-old college student can feel safe to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity for an alleged rape," the unidentified woman's attorney wrote late last week in a letter to police. "Every step of the way since the time she called 911, she wishes she had not...because she believes the system is going to fail her." Meanwhile, Nelly's attorney tells TMZ that he'll recommend the rapper pursue legal action against his accuser and that they're demanding a public apology, explaining, "[The accuser's] reckless accusation...has caused Nelly and his family to suffer emotionally and financially."