Nelly. COURTESY PHOTO

Nelly. COURTESY PHOTO

Woman to sue rapper for alleged rape in Auburn

Because his alleged victim refused to testify, King County Prosecutors last week declined to prosecute the rapper Nelly for allegedly raping a woman in his tour bus on the parking lot of the Auburn Walmart store during the early morning hours of Oct. 6, 2017.

Now the 22-year-old Seattle woman and UW student who alleged the rape is suing Nelly for sexual assault and defamation, the latter because she claims that Nelly and his team conducted a smear campaign against her after news of the incident went public.

According to reports, Nelly, whose real is name is Cornell Hanes Jr, plans to sue the woman to restore his reputation.

According to court documents, the woman was with friends at Aston Manor, a Seattle night club where Nelly was performing on Oct. 6, 2017. The woman worked there but she was not working that night.

In court documents, the woman acknowledges that she had consumed some alcohol.

According to court documents, the rapper invited the woman to a party after the show, and she climbed into a van with him. On the parking lot of the Auburn Walmart, according to court documents, the two got out of the van and entered Nelly’s tour bus and then his bedroom, where the two allegedly engaged in sexual activity. In court documents, the woman said Nelly refused to wear a condom, and he started assaulting her. According to what the woman said in court documents, when she started screaming that she wanted off, a member of Nelly’s party allegedly pushed her off the bus. She said Nelly then threw a $100 bill at her, and said, “Bye, bye.”

The police report says the woman called 911 just before 3:50 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 7 and police arrested Nelly and booked him into jail on suspicion of 2nd-degree rape. He was released hours later, however, before any charges were filed. Police took the woman to MultiCare Auburn Medical Center for treatment and to complete a rape kit.

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