A US lawyer has claimed that the response of rapper Nelly to a rape allegation made in opposition to him closing weekend has been “morally reprehensible” and presumably illegal.
As beforehand reported, Nelly was arrested over the weekend after a woman alleged that he attacked her in Auburn, Washington, the place he was performing on Friday night. A police report states woman made a 911 title shortly sooner than 4am on Saturday morning, saying that she had been raped by Nelly on his tour bus. The rapper was subsequently launched with out price quite a few hours after being arrested.
He has strongly denied the allegations made in opposition to him, whereas his licensed rep Scott Rosenblum talked about in an announcement: “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”.
Lawyer Karen Koehler, who’s working for the alleged sufferer, has now criticised Nelly and his associates for the way in which by which they’ve responded to her shopper’s allegations, every in public and in personal correspondence with the prosecutors reviewing the case. She takes particular concern with Nelly’s workforce describing her shopper as “a person with an agenda … the agenda is money, fame and notoriety”.
According to TMZ, Koehler has written in response: “It is morally reprehensible for an accused person and his bully lawyer to issue derogatory and defamatory statements against a young alleged rape victim. It is also criminal – in the state of Washington – when those vicious attacks are issued in the form of threats”.
When TMZ requested the aforementioned Rosenblum about Koehler remarks, he countered: “I would suggest re-reading the [intimidating a witness] statute [and] I would further suggest talking to some of the unbiased witnesses”. He then concluded: “Nelly will continue to respond to her client’s baseless allegations”.