Even though the woman accusing Nelly of rape has decided to back down from the case, police in Auburn, Washington, are still moving forward with the investigation.
According to TMZ, Nelly’s accuser said that she did not want to cooperate with moving the case forward because she could not take the pressure of battling a celebrity. What’s more, she said that she felt betrayed by the police.
However, while the case will certainly be more difficult to prosecute when the accuser is refusing to testify, Auburn police are still moving forward in order to collect evidence and present the case to the prosecutor’s office. They are expected to present the case within the next week, and it will ultimately be up to the prosecutors to decide if Nelly will face any charges.
Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said that he was confident the case would be dropped once all the evidence is gathered but added, “I would expect the police to do their due diligence.”