Prosecutors decline to charge rapper Nelly with rape

US rapper Nelly
Updated 16 December 2017
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Prosecutors decline to charge rapper Nelly with rape

SEATTLE: The rapper Nelly will not face rape charges because the accuser is not cooperating, prosecutors in Washington state said.
The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb. Auburn police arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., in his bus at a Walmart and he was booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree rape, then released.
Shortly afterward, the woman said she wanted to stop the investigation.
King County prosecutors said in a statement that they have reviewed the investigation, but without the woman’s help, they cannot “proceed or fully assess the merits of the case.”
Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said in a statement to The Associated Press that the performer had been the victim of a “deceitful allegation devoid of credibility.”
Rosenblum said Nelly supports advocacy groups that deal with sexual assault and violence against women and is dedicated to raising awareness about such issues.
“However, this type of reckless false allegation cannot be tolerated, as it is an affront to the real survivors of sexual assault,” he said.


WWE universal champion Roman Reigns to face Brock Lesnar, BraunStrowman at Crown Jewel in Riyadh

Updated 45 min 4 sec ago
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WWE universal champion Roman Reigns to face Brock Lesnar, BraunStrowman at Crown Jewel in Riyadh

RIYADH: WWE universal champion Roman Reigns will defend his title against Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match at the mega Crown Jewel held in Riyadh, which will also include the first-ever wrestling World Cup tournament. 

In partnership with the Saudi General Sports Authority, WWE will present the Crown Jewel at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, on November 2. 

General Sports Authority of Saudi Arabia Chairman His Excellency Turki Al Sheikh, WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, invite the world to celebrate this signature event. Following the sold-out Greatest Royal Rumble in April, this is the second event as part of a long-term partnership between WWE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Crown Jewel will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside of the Middle East. Ticket availability and regional broadcast information will be announced in the coming weeks.

WWE has a 10-year contract with Saudi Arabia. WWE previously held the Greatest Royal Rumble in April, just a couple weeks after WrestleMania 34.