Nelly Sued for Sexual Assault, Defamation by Rape Accuser

The rapper now plans to countersue, according to his lawyer
Nelly Sued for Sexual Assault, Defamation by Rape Accuser
Back in October, Nelly was arrested on allegations of rape while on tour in the United States. After the rapper (born Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr.) called the allegations false not long after, the case was recently dropped by the prosecutor's office after the "alleged victim's refusal to cooperate made it impossible for them to go forward."

Now, as TMZ reports, Nelly's accuser has filed a lawsuit against the rapper claiming sexual assault and defamation.

Documents obtained by the publication show that Monique Greene was invited to an afterparty with the rapper following his performance at a Seattle nightclub on October 6. Greene's suit then claims she was brought on board Nelly's tour bus first, where the rapper had sex with her against her will.

Greene alleges that after the assault, a member of Nelly's entourage pushed her off the bus while the rapper taunted her from the vehicle. Prosecutors dropped the case against the rapper earlier this month upon Greene's refusal to testify, saying in her lawsuit that she felt unable to "stand up against a celebrity and that the criminal system would fail her."

In response to the new lawsuit, Nelly's lawyer issued a statement that reads: "It comes as no surprise that Ms. Green [sic] filed a lawsuit against Nelly seeking money after we announced our intention to hold her accountable. We always believed her accusation was motivated by greed."

The lawyer then stated that Nelly plans to countersue.

In October, Nelly tweeted that he was "completely innocent," adding, "I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation."

Earlier this month, Nelly's attorney Scott Rosenblum told TMZ that the rapper intends to sue Greene, saying, "Nelly has suffered very real damage to his reputation. He has incurred economic loss and painfully has watched his family suffer. As a result Nelly is planning to proceed with litigation as the first step in restoring his reputation."