Nelly Speaks Out After Being Sued For Alleged Sexual Assault…Again
Ever since last year, sexual assault allegations have been being thrown at Nelly. He is now facing another lawsuit from another woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her after one of the concerts on his British tour last year and he has decided to speak out again.
In a statement released to PEOPLE, the 44-year-old denies these allegations.
“I’ve been quiet for some time,” he said. “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 anonymous woman claims that the STL rep asked her to stay behind after a meet-and-greet and then took her into a private room. She claims he then pleasured himself in front of her multiple times and tried to force himself on her. The woman said that at one point Nelly clenched his fist at her once she kept refusing his advances. She asked if he was going to hit her and he allegedly responded “No I’m just frustrated. I’m not used to not getting my way, just do it.”
The “Country Grammar” rapper alludes to him having too much respect for the women in his life and sexual assault survivors to ever violate a woman.
“Shantel has been through enough,” his statement reads. “I am a father to a beautiful strong woman. I was raised by a strong single woman. I love them all very much….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.”
Nelly has been under investigation by the Essex police since February.
He was also accused of raping a woman named Monique Greene on his tour bus in October 2017, but after she refused to file charges or testify prosecutors dropped her case. Greene then took the matter back to court by filing a lawsuit for sexual assault and defamation.