Nelly Arrested For Sexual Assault

Nelly Arrested For Sexual Assault

Nelly Arrested For Sexual Assault

Nelly was allegedly arrested on second-degree rape charges, TMZ reports.

Nelly has been arrested for rape, TMZ has reported.

According to a promotional flyer, Nelly was scheduled to attend a four-year anniversary party Friday night at the Aston Manor nightclub in Seattle.

Here's a concertgoers' video of Nelly's performance, just hours before the rape claim.

At the time of publishing the news, the U.S. site reported that Nelly was still in police custody.

Police in Auburn said they arrested the artist after a woman called emergency services at 03:48 (07:48 GMT) to report a sex assault.

After officers investigated the incident, Nelly was taken into custody and booked at the SCORE jail facility.

In a statement his lawyer described the allegation as "completely fabricated".

Nelly's rep has not yet responded to the allegations. He said he was "confident" in the fact that the police investigation should not lead to an indictment. "Nelly is prepared to pursue all all legal avenues to redress any damage caused by this clearly false allegation", Mr Rosenblum told the entertainment news site.

The musician is now touring with country band Florida Georgia Line. He also appeared in the 2005 film, The Longest Yard.