Nelly’s Accuser Drops Rape Case And Refuses To Testify
Well, that was fast.
Barely one week after a woman stepped forward claiming that Nelly had forced her into a sexual encounter, she wants all charges dropped and is refusing to even speak on the matter in court.
According to TMZ, the woman’s attorney claims that the pressure of standing up to a well-liked celebrity is too much for her client, and she’d rather just cope with what occurred in private than go through the fiasco of a trial and prosecution she may not even triumph in — not to mention what will happen to HER in the court of public opinion.
“[She’s chosen to] put a halt to the criminal investigation of [Nelly]. She will not testify further in a criminal proceeding against him.
Who will believe her? People are saying horrible things already. She cannot handle this. She is about to break.”
Which makes sense…when there’s a rich/famous/otherwise well-liked accuser folks often assume the accuser is a liar/whore/opportunist who couldn’t possibly be telling the truth, and those comments were definitely already rolling in.
But Nelly’s attorney has a different view of what happened. According to him, her dropping the charges is only proof that
“[this] 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 says her dropping the charges isn’t good enough. He wants her to reveal her identity in a public apology, and even plans to recommend that Nelly pursue legal action against HER.
Sheesh. It will definitely be interesting to see where things go from here.