Back in October Nelly was arrested for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus, but later the alleged victim said she did not want to press charges.
The attorney for the woman reportedly claims the pressure of accusing a huge star like Nelly was too much for her client to handle.
These charges were dropped on Thursday 12/14, after the woman refused to testify against him. Now that the case has officially been dropped, it looks like Nelly is now taking legal action to clear his name.
Nelly released a statement through his lawyer, the statement reads, “Nelly has suffered very real damage to his reputation," the statement reads. "He has incurred economic loss and painfully has watched his family suffer. As a result, Nelly is planning to proceed with litigation as the first step in restoring his reputation. A thorough investigation did show Nelly was a victim of deceitful allegation devoid of credibility. Credible evidence did show this accuser to be deceptive,” the statement continued.