Even though he escaped criminal prosecution after being arrested for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus, TMZ reports that Nelly is now facing a lawsuit filed by the alleged victim of that alleged assault. Note to Merriam Webster: Please consider “alleged” for word of the year.
To recap briefly, back in October a woman who has now been identified as Monique Greene, claimed that she joined Nelly on his tour bus after a club appearance in Seattle. While the bus was parked, she alleges that Nelly raped her and then she was pushed off the bus by a member of his entourage. She says that Nelly then threw a $100 dollar bill at her. She called an Uber and while she waited she also called 911 to report the alleged crime. The police came and took her to a medical center to complete a rape kit and Nelly was arrested.
Monique ultimately decided not to testify against Nelly citing intimidation and a certainty that she wouldn’t find justice going up against a powerful celebrity. Nelly was free to go but couldn’t leave well enough alone and, through his attorneys, put Monique on blast by accusing her of lying and basically ruining his good name. That’s laughable because Nelly is a terrible name for anybody except for maybe a pet horse. Nelly would be a cute name for a pony.
The charged were dropped and the case was eventually closed.
Unfortunately for Nelly Not a Pony, Monique’s not willing to let it go down like that.
According to TMZ, in addition to suing Nelly for the reported sexual assault:
Greene is also suing for defamation, claiming after his arrest Nelly and his team began a smear campaign … saying she was only after “money, fame and notoriety.”
And, doubling down on his characterization of the alleged victim, Nelly is planning to countersue.
Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, tells TMZ … “It comes as no surprise that Ms. Green 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.”
So, there you have it; the alleged rape that just keeps giving. Speaking of ponies though, I always get Ginuwine and Nelly mixed up. I really love the song Pony unironically. Putting those belching noises on that track was a straight up genius move and I’m mad that ever got mixed up enough to think that Nelly’s lame ass could never come up with something that original and great.