Nelly sued for sexual assault and defamation

Rapper has denied the allegations

Nelly has been sued for sexual assault and defamation, according to reports.

The rapper was arrested on October 7 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 then dropped earlier this month, with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office in Washington saying that the “alleged victim’s refusal to cooperate made it impossible for them to go forward.”

TMZ now reports that the accuser, Monique Greene, has filed a lawsuit against the rapper for sexual assault and defamation. In her lawsuit, Green says that she dropped her criminal case because she felt she could not “stand up against a celebrity and that the criminal system would fail her”.

According to the suit, Nelly is accused of assaulting Green both orally and vaginally, with the rapper allegedly throwing a $100 bill at her when she was eventually let off the bus.



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.”

Nelly has not yet responded to this lawsuit filing.

  • 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.