Nelly is responding to a lawsuit filed by an unidentified accuser who claims the rapper pleasured himself in front of her and tried to force her to perform oral sex on him following a December 2017 performance in Essex, England.
According to TMZ, the accuser — identified as “Jane Doe” — launched her lawsuit on Thursday, alleging she met Nelly at a backstage meet-and-greet after his concert. While chatting, she claims, he whispered in her ear, asking her to stay backstage, which she did.
When they were alone, she alleges he dropped his pants and commenced masturbating while telling her, “You want this d**k, don’t you.”
In her lawsuit, the woman says she rebuffed him but Nelly was insistent, telling her he wanted to ejaculate on her. She responded by saying words to the effect of, “You may have more quid in your bank than I do. But this doesn’t make you any more special. Pull your trousers back up and f**k off.”
Then, she alleges, Nelly became aggressive, raising a clenched fist. When she asked if he was going to strike her, she alleges, he said, “No, I’m just frustrated. I’m not used to not getting my way, just do it.” She claims he then forced his penis into her mouth, at which point she jumped back and fled the room.
The accuser is suing Nelly and his girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, who called the woman a liar on social media.
Nelly, however, denies the allegations. “I’ve been quiet for some time,” the 44-year-old rapper declared in a statement to People. “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.”
Nelly also blasts the accuser for bringing Jackson into her lawsuit, which he said 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.”
Nelly was previously accused of sexual assault by another woman, making similar allegations that she said took place about two months prior to those set forth in the “Jane Doe” lawsuit.
Nelly was arrested but charges were later dropped when the accuser — a 21-year-old college student — refused to assist prosecutors, with her lawyer stating that she didn’t “feel safe enough to pursue criminal charges against a celebrity for an alleged rape.”
The woman later pursued a civil lawsuit against Nelly, who countersued; both parties later dropped their lawsuits.