Just days after the attorney in the alleged rape case against #Nelly suggested that he broke Washington state law by bullying and intimidating the alleged victim, TMZ reports that she is now refusing to testify and wants the whole case thrown out.
Earlier this week, Karen Koehler, who represents the alleged victim, wrote a letter in response to Nelly’s claims about the victim, in which he described her as a “person with an agenda” who is seeking “money, fame and notoriety. In the letter, according to Billboard, Koehler wrote, “it is morally reprehensible for an accused person and his bully lawyer to issue derogatory and defamatory statements against a young alleged rape victim.” She said, “it is also criminal – in the state of Washington – when those vicious attacks are issued in the form of threats.”
However, despite Koehler’s letter, the alleged victim feels like she can’t win against a celebrity. According to TMZ, the victim told Auburn officials and the King County D.A. to “put a halt to the criminal investigation of [Nelly]. She will not testify further in a criminal proceeding against him.”
Koehler says the victim feels as if the system has failed her. She said, “Who will believe her. People are saying horrible things already. She cannot handle this. She is about to break.”