Cornell Haynes Jr., famously known as Nelly in the music industry, was arrested on Saturday in Washington State after a woman alleged to the police that he raped her.
According to a report from the police department in nearby Auburn, the police captured Nelly early morning and brought him to a jail in Des Moines, Washington.
His lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, said that he was arranged for investigation of rape in the second-degree and was freed after a few hours without charges being filed.
The report stated that a woman dialed 911 at 3:48AM, Saturday, to report the incident, in which she said happened on Nelly’s tour bus.
The police stated that Nelly, 42, had performed at the White River Amphitheater in king County hours before the phone call was made.
According to the report, he was captured “after patrol officers investigated the incident.”
Nelly, took to Twitter on Saturday to share his side of the story. He tweeted, “I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation.”
“I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”
His lawyer, Rosenblum, said that the “allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness.”
“I am confident, once this scrurrilous accusation is thoroughly investigated, there will be no charges,” he said in a statement. “Nelly is prepared to address and pursue all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation.”
Nelly was set to perform a concert in Ridgefield, Washington on Saturday, but he was not able to attend the show.
His lawyer informed CNN through a text message that anticipates Nelly will be able to attend his next scheduled concert which is set on October 12 in Jacksonville, Florida.