A day after his alleged rape case was dropped by prosecutors, Nelly and his legal team are looking to clear his name & reputation entirely. According to ETonline, the rapper is planning on suing the woman who made the false accusations against him.

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Nelly's attorney Scott Rosenblum said in a statement Friday:

“The formal close of the investigation into the false allegations made against Nelly is of course welcome - however expected. We were confident, that what our investigation revealed from the outset of this allegation would ultimately be clear and Nelly would be vindicated. A thorough investigation did show Nelly was a victim of deceitful allegation devoid of credibility. Credible evidence did show this accuser to be deceptive. We have been in constant communication with the King County authorities and welcomed and appreciated the diligence in which the authorities proceeded. Leaving no stone unturned.”

"Nelly recognizes the need for women who are victims of sexual assault of any kind to be heard and our existing systems changed […] However, this type of reckless false allegation cannot be tolerated as it is an affront to the real survivors of sexual assault," Rosenblum continued. "Nelly has suffered very real damage to his reputation. 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.”

The St. Louis rapper was accused back in October of raping a girl on his tour bus after a show in Washington. He's denied the the allegation right away, saying in a series of tweets, "Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent," adding, "I am confident that once the facts are looked at, it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation,” and it turns out he was right.

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We’ll continue to keep you posted on the latest with Nelly moving forward.

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