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Rape case against rapper Nelly dropped by US prosecutors

A rape case against rapper Nelly has been dropped by prosecutors in Washington state because the accuser has refused to cooperate.

The woman said Nelly raped her on his tour bus in October in a Seattle suburb.

Auburn police arrested Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr, in his tour bus at a Walmart on suspicion of second-degree rape and later released.

Shortly afterwards, the woman said she wanted to stop the investigation.

King County prosecutors said that they have reviewed the investigation but without the woman's help they cannot "proceed or fully assess the merits of the case".

Nelly's attorney Scott Rosenblum had called the rape claim a "completely fabricated allegation".

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