By Jasmine Washington
The woman accusing Nelly of allegedly raping her on his tour bus has decided to “put a halt to the criminal investigation.”
According to TMZ, the woman’s attorney Karen Koehler recently confirmed her client’s decision “not to testify further in a criminal proceeding against him.”
Koehler claims her client grew skeptical of the police and prosecutors after the media was informed of a meeting she had with the Auburn PD and King County D.A. despite being assured that no one would know about the meeting until the investigation concluded.
Dishing on public perception and how it’s impacted her client, Koehler added, “Who will believe her. People are saying horrible things already. She cannot handle this. She is about to break.”
Despite the woman’s refusal to testify, TMZ says it’s “difficult, although not impossible, for prosecutors to move forward with a case.”
Once news of the woman’s decision not to testify went viral Nelly’s attorney Scott Rosenblum released a statement to TMZ saying the accusers, “reckless accusation, once investigated thoroughly, was exposed for what it was-a fabrication. A fabrication that has caused Nelly and his family to suffer emotionally and financially.”
Rosenblum won’t be satisfied until his client receives a public apology from the woman and will reportedly recommend that Nelly consider legal action against her.