Nelly's sexual assault accuser blasts the Essex Police for allegedly treating her like a suspect rather than the victim.
A woman who accused Nelly of sexually assaulting her in the U.K. is apparently at wit's end with the ongoing investigation. The woman, who filed a lawsuit against the rapper as Jane Doe, put the U.K. police force on blast for allegedly screwing up the investigation so bad that she's given up hope on whether they complete the probe or not.
According to TMZ, the attorney for Nelly's accuser filed a letter blasting the lead detective of the Essex Police for screwing up the investigation and treating her client as if she was the suspect and not the victim. In the letter, Doe's lawyer claimed that the police asked for her client's phone records including pictures, texts, and e-mails between herself and her lawyer. However, Doe's lawyer said that the request is in violation of the attorney-client privilege in the U.S.
Additionally, the attorney said that the police have been hassling her about doing a follow-up interview, even coming to her house unexpectedly to try and make it happen. The attorney pointed out that the police took a full year to get Nelly for an interview. The lawyer believes the reason behind this is because the Essex police are intimidated by Nelly's legal team.
The attorney states that Jane Doe won't participate in Essex Police investigation any more as she's already filed a lawsuit against the rapper.
Essex Police responded to the allegations, saying, "We can confirm we have received communication from a solicitor regarding the case and will be reviewing this investigation and engaging with both parties in due course." They added the investigation is ongoing.