Nelly, the St. Louis rapper born Cornell Haynes Jr., has been accused of sexual assault by two women, following a previous accusation of rape.
Last October, Nelly was arrested for second-degree rape and released without charges after Monique Greene, a 22-year-old college student, alleged that he raped her on a tour bus in Washington. Greene filed a lawsuit against Nelly, requesting an injunction against “Nelly (and his penis),” which includes two more anonymous sexual assault allegations in the complaint.
One woman, listed as Jane Doe 1, claims that she and a friend met Nelly in the VIP section of a concert venue after a June 2016 show in the UK. She alleges that Nelly then invited them to an after party, eventually leading her into another small VIP room. She claims he grabbed her leg and moved his hand up her skirt without consent.
The second woman included in the lawsuit, Jane Doe 2, claims that she met Nelly during a photo op after his December 5, 2017 show in Essex, England. She alleges that he whispered in her ear during the photo to stay behind and come to his dressing room with her friends. Nelly then invited Jane Doe 2 into the room next door, where he allegedly began masturbating, placed her hand on his penis without consent, clenched a fist, and then forced her head down to perform oral sex.
After the October 2017 charges were dropped, Nelly maintained his innocence and called Greene’s allegation “false and defaming.” His attorney, Scott Rosenblum, also attempted to discredit her account: “That is playbook 101 of a person with an agenda and clearly she has one. The agenda is money, fame and notoriety.”
You can read the full court complaint below: