Nelly’s Rape Accuser Wants Defamation Case Filed Against Her Dropped
Nelly’s accuser stands by her claims.
The woman who accused Nelly of rape wants the defamation case the rapper filed against her dropped.
Monique Greene says her allegations are true and filed new documents, obtained by The Blast, that state because her account is allegedly true and protected by freedom of speech, there are no grounds for defamation. Greene claims Nelly and his team are libeling her in an effort to salvage the reputation of “a performing artist who peaked in popularity a decade or so ago.”
After Greene sued Nelly for sexual assault and defamation, the rapper counter-sued her for defamation. Greene is appealing for his counter-suit to be dismissed, but still wants her original suit to continue.
In a separate filing, Greene also accuses Nelly’s girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, of corroborating his alibi to “further his defamation campaign” against her. After the story of the incident, went public, Shantel released a statement on Instagram debunking the allegations, saying she was “at the venues, in the dressing rooms, and on that tour bus” last October, and that all claims were “false.”
Prosecutors dropped rape charges against Nelly when Greene decided to stop cooperating with officials, citing pressure and harassment from Nelly’s team and the public. According to a statement released by her lawyer, Karen Koehler, Greene opted not to testify further in criminal proceedings against Nelly because “she believes the system is going to fail her.”
Nelly has also been accused of sexual misconduct by other women, but has claimed that all of the allegations are false.