Rapper Nelly and the woman who accused him of raping her on his tour bus last year have reportedly both agreed to drop the sexual assault lawsuit against him.
Rather than pursue criminal charges, Monique Greene sued Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes Jr., for sexual assault and defamation in December. However, The Blast reported on Thursday that the lawsuit has been dismissed with prejudice, meaning that Greene is barred from ever filing the case again.
Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, confirmed the news in a brief statement to Page Six, saying that there was no financial element to the case’s outcome.
“Both parties have mutually agreed to drop the lawsuit,” reads Rosenblum’s statement. “No settlement or money changed hands.”
Greene’s attorney, Karen Koehler, called out Rosenblum’s claim as “false,” according to The Blast.
The 43-year-old “Country Grammar” rapper was arrested in October on suspicion of rape after a woman who was later identified as Greene accused him of sexually assaulting her on his tour bus. Nelly was released without being charged and adamantly denied the accusations.
Shortly after the allegations went public, Greene reportedly opted not to pursue criminal charges and refused to testify against the rapper.
Koehler said that her client, a college student, could not handle the stress of the situation.
In a statement to the outlet, Rosenblum described Greene’s suit—which included allegations from two additional, anonymous women who claimed to have been sexually assaulted by the rapper—as “an attempted money grab.”
“Nelly trusts the facts,” Rosenblum’s statement read. “He trusts the judicial system. And more importantly, he trusts that an objective finder of facts will conclude that his accuser’s story is ever evolving and devoid of credibility.”
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