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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

Rapper Nelly released from jail after arrest

Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said Saturday afternoon that the singer was released from jail pending the investigation

Police have arrested Nelly after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denies. Seivan M. Salim / AP photo
Police have arrested Nelly after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denies. Seivan M. Salim / AP photo

Rapper Nelly was released from jail on Saturday while the police investigate an accusation by a woman who says he raped her on his tour bus.

Auburn police said they received a 911 call from the woman and they arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr, about 4:37am on Saturday.

Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said Saturday afternoon that the singer was released from jail pending the investigation.

Rosenblum say he expects Nelly will appear at his Saturday night show in Ridgefield, Washington. Nelly is on tour with Florida Georgia Line.

Through his Twitter, he responded to the allegations:

He will have his first appearance before a judge "at some point," Auburn police spokesman Commander Steve Stocker said.

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