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Nelly released after arrested on suspicion of rape, says ‘I am completely innocent’

| October 8, 2017


Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was released on Saturday hours after he was arrested in Washington state when a woman accused him of raping her on his tour bus.

Nelly was released without charges pending further investigation into the incident, the rapper said in a tweet on Saturday.

Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker said Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was arrested in his bus outside a Walmart. He will have his first appearance before a judge “at some point,” Stocker said. Nelly was scheduled to perform in Ridgefield, Wash., on Saturday night.

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