Nelly as hit back at sexual assault allegations after his accuser filed a lawsuit against him following an alleged sexual assault at one of his concerts in the UK.
The woman, simply known as “Jane Doe”, claims that Nelly, 44, masturbated in front of her at his meet and greet following his concert in Southend, Essex, in December 2017. She also claims that he dropped his trousers and told her he wanted to ejaculate on her.
This isn’t the first time Nelly is being accused of sexual assault. The raper was accused of rape by Monique Greene during an incident two months prior to the UK concert. But they “mutually settled” the case. This time around he is hitting back at his new accuser.
In a statement to MailOnline, Nelly said:
I’ve been quiet for some time. But these baseless allegations hurt more than just me. The truth will come out, and I will be vindicated.
These types of false allegations undermine real claims of sexual abuse / harassment by real victims.
The singer also described the effects the accusations had on his girlfriend Shantel Jackson, who is also being sued by Jane Doe for reportedly calling her a liar on Twitter.
In the lengthy message, Nelly admitted that he “took responsibility” for his infidelity to Shantel following his “consensual sex” with Monique and is currently “repairing the trust with his girlfriend.”
Nelly and Shantel
He continued in his statement:
To go after my girlfriend as well is unfair and goes too far. Shantel has been through enough. I am a father to a beautiful strong woman. I was raised by a strong single woman. I love them all very much.
I own my actions and take responsibility for my conduct with Monique Greene. We had CONSENSUAL sex after meeting in a club. Period. I have been living in the limelight for my entire adult life.
I have had zero allegations or issues in the past, I knew better! And for that I had to deal with the repercussions of my poor choice. I am repairing the trust that I broke with Shantel, I have apologized to my family and friends for the embarrassment I have caused them. And, I am committed to be a better man.
Monique Greene pursued civil legal action against me, when no criminal charges were filed or pursued. I responded with civil claims of my own against her. Ultimately, we both agreed to dismiss our claims against each other.
Now, that the same lawyer has filed or threatened to file a “Jane doe” lawsuit. I do NOT plan on walking away quietly. I have to speak up for my family and for the real victims strong enough to come forward and face people that have actually assaulted them.
I want to thank Shantel, my family, friends, and fans that have stood next to me through all of this, and know my real character.