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Rapper Nelly Arrested After Woman Said He Raped Her in Auburn, Washington

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Rapper Nelly, real name Cornell Iral Haynes Jr., was arrested after a woman came forward and accused him of rape in a town outside Seattle, Washington. According to police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker, Nelly was arrested early Saturday morning in his tour bus at Walmart.

He was charged with second-degree rape, "indicating force was used or the victim was incapable of consent due to being physically helpless, mentally incapacitated or developmentally disabled."

ABC News reports,

Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said the allegation was false and motivated by "greed and vindictiveness." Stocker says Nelly's in jail and will have his first appearance before a judge "at some point."

He was scheduled to perform Saturday night in Ridgefield, Washington.

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