I am completely innocent,” says American rap artiste, Nelly, who on Saturday was allegedly charged with rape in Washington while on tour with Florida George Line.
“Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation,” he stated. “I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation…I do want to apologize to my loved ones for the embarrassment and for putting myself in a situation where I could be victimized by this false and defaming allegation,” he added.
Nelly, according to TMZ, was arrested in Auburn, Wash., and charged with second degree rape after a woman named him, specifically, as the person who had sex with her against her will on his tour bus
Nelly’s lawyer has also released a statement vehemently denying the charges levied against his client. It reads: “Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation. Our initial investigation, clearly establishes the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am confident, once the scurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges. Nelly is prepared to pursue all all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”