Artist News Legal

Sexual assault case against Nelly dropped

By | Published on Friday 28 September 2018

Nelly

A sexual assault lawsuit against Nelly has been dismissed after both parties agreed to drop their respective litigation.

In a statement to The Blast, Nelly’s lawyer, Scott Rosenblum, said: “The lawsuit with Nelly and accuser has been dropped. Both parties have mutually agreed to drop the lawsuit. No settlement or money changed hands”.

However, Karen Koehler, the attorney for the rapper’s accuser Monique Greene, says that that latter claim – ie that no money has changed hands – is “false”.

Nelly was arrested in connection to rape allegations in October 2017. He strongly denied the allegations from the off, while Koehler subsequently told reporters that Greene no longer wished to participate in the criminal investigation because “she believes the system is going to fail her”.

Once the criminal case was dropped, Nelly sued Greene for defamation. She responded to that with her own lawsuit, accusing him of defamation and demanding damages relating to the alleged assault itself.

The litigation has been dismissed with prejudice, meaning that Greene cannot re-file at a later date.



READ MORE ABOUT:

SIGN UP GO PREMIUM CMU NEWS CMU DAILY CMU DIGEST CMU TRENDS SETLIST