Woman sues rapper Nelly claiming sexual assault, defamation

From the Daily Beast / JEFF KRAVITZ/GETTY

From the Daily Beast / JEFF KRAVITZ/GETTY

The Daily Beast

January 14, 2018
By Kate Briquelet
Twitter @kbriquelet

Months after the rapper Nelly was accused of rape, two other women have come forward to say he sexually assaulted them after his concerts.

Police arrested Nelly in October after Seattle college student Monique Greene called 911 and said he raped her on his tour bus.

Greene dropped charges days later, and filed a lawsuit accusing Nelly of sexual assault and defamation. The 22-year-old halted the district attorney’s probe because “she believes the system is going to fail her,” her attorney said at the time. 

Now court papers filed this week claim the 43-year-old performer—born Cornell Haynes Jr.—preyed on female fans by inviting them to his dressing room, touching them inappropriately and, in some cases, masturbating in front of them.

In an amended complaint filed in King County, Washington, Greene described how an invitation from Nelly and his entourage became a nightmare. 

The document also described how, in 2016 and 2017, Nelly allegedly assaulted two other fans in England, identified as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2. The women say Nelly taunted them, calling one of them a “cunt,” after she refused to have sex with him. 

One accuser is a mother in a committed relationship and a sergeant in the U.S. military, said Greene’s attorney, Karen K. Koehler. The other is a young English mom who doesn’t want to be haunted by happened to her, Koehler said.