Nelly accused of sexual assault by two more women

Claims come in a sexual assault and defamation lawsuit

Nelly has been accused of sexual assault by two more women in a complaint made in an ongoing sexual assault and defamation lawsuit.

The rapper was arrested in October on rape charges after a woman told police that the star had raped her on his tour bus in a Walmart car park outside Seattle, Washington.

Nelly released a statement shortly after his arrest denying the charges, with his lawyer saying that the allegations were “completely fabricated.”

The criminal case was dropped in December, but the accuser, Monique Greene, later filed a lawsuit against the rapper for sexual assault and defamation.

Now, a complaint filed in the suit includes allegations of sexual assault from two additional women. Nelly is alleged to have displayed a pattern of “[preying] on his selected female fans” before sexually assaulting them.

The first woman, referred to as Jane Doe 1, claims that Nelly grabbed her leg and placed his hand under her skirt without consent after inviting her to a small “VIP room” after a concert in June 2016.

The second woman, named only as Jane Doe 2, alleges that the rapper began masturbating in front of her on his tour bus after a show in Essex in December 2017. He is alleged to have then placed her hand on his penis and forced her into giving oral sex.

Nelly

Nelly

The complaint also sees the original accuser Greene alleging that Nelly “threatened” and “intimidated” her after pursuing criminal action.

Greene is seeking unspecified damages, saying that she has suffered “personal damage” and “emotional trauma”. She also seeks seeks an injunction against Nelly “that prohibits him from engaging in sexual assault against female fans after concerts”.

Following the initial allegations made against him, Nelly responded by saying that he was “completely innocent”, adding: “I assure you, I will pursue every legal option to address this defaming claim.”

  • For help, advice or more information regarding sexual harassment, assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN.