Nelly has been accused of sexual assault in a new lawsuit filed under Jane Doe and he’s speaking out against her claims.
The St. Louis-based rapper issued a statement denying any wrongdoing and slamming his accuser for going after his girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, who is also named in the lawsuit.
“I’ve been quiet for some time. But these baseless allegations hurt more than just me. The truth will come out, and I will be vindicated,” he said in a statement to Us Weekly. “These types of false allegations undermine real claims of sexual abuse / harassment by real victims.”
According to TMZ, court reports revealed Jane Doe claims Nelly masturbated in front of her and forced her to perform oral sex on him after a concert in December 2017. after a concert. She’s also suing Shantel Jackson for claiming her man’s accusers were lying on social media.
“To go after my girlfriend as well 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,” he continued.
Nelly also referred to past rape allegations against him in the statement, explaining that he and Monique Green had consensual sex and he never paid her a dime to drop the suit.
“I own my actions and take responsibility for my conduct with Monique Greene. We had CONSENSUAL sex after meeting in a club. Period. I have been living in the limelight for for my entire adult life. I have had zero allegations or issues in the past, I knew better! And for that I had to deal with the repercussions of my poor choice. I am repairing the trust that I broke with Shantel. I have apologized to my family and friends for the embarrassment I have caused them. And, I am committed to be a better man,” he said.
“Monique Green pursued civil legal action against me, when no criminal charges were filed or pursued. I responded with civil claims of my own against her. Ultimately, we both agreed to dismiss our claims against each other. Now that the same lawyer has filed or threatened to file a ‘Jane doe” lawsuit. 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. I want to thank Shantel, my family, friends, and fans that have stood next to me through all of this, and know my real character.”