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Nelly & Alleged Rape Victim Reach Settlement

Auburn, WA – Nelly and Monique Greene, the woman who claimed he raped her on a tour bus in the Seattle area last October, have reached a settlement regarding their respective lawsuits, according to TMZ.

Although the criminal case against Nelly was dropped after Greene refused to cooperate with police, the alleged victim sued him for defamation. The platinum-selling rapper responded with a countersuit, claiming he was being defamed since the two had consensual sex.

Nelly’s lawyer told TMZ that both sides agreed to dismiss their suits and no money was exchanged. Greene’s attorney, Karen Koehler, confirmed both parties dismissed the cases but refuted the claim that no money was involved in the settlement.

Nelly was accused of sexual assault by 21-year-old Monique Greene and subsequently arrested last October. Now, two more women have come forward asserting the multi-platinum-selling rapper sexually assaulted them as well. According to The Daily Beast, new court documents filed earlier this week claim Nelly has made a habit out of inviting fans backstage where he touches them inappropriately and, in some cases, masturbates in front of them.

The document includes another incident involving two women from the United Kingdom, identified as Jane Doe 1 and 2, who allege Nelly assaulted them while he was overseas. One of them women says the 43-year-old artist called her a “cunt” after not consenting to intercourse.

The Daily Beast reached out to Greene’s attorney Karen K. Koehler who said one accuser is a sergeant in the U.S. military, while the other is an English mother who doesn’t want to relive the trauma of what allegedly happened to her.

“They didn’t ask for this,” Koehler said. “You’re hanging out with the artist and it’s fun and then things change … in an instant.”

Koehler also says more accusers are planning to come forward.

Nelly was arrested on October 7, 2017 in Auburn, Washington. He denies any sexual assault ever occurred and is planning to countersue Greene after she threatened to sue for defamation and sexual assault.

(An updated version of this article was published on December 20, 2017 and can be found below.)

Nelly’s rape accuser has been identified as Seattle club host Monique Greene. After initially being uncooperative with prosecutors, Greene now wants to sue the Country Grammar rapper for sexual assault and defamation, according to TMZ.

But Nelly’s attorney Scott Rosenblum said he plans to countersue. “It comes as no surprise that Ms. Greene filed a lawsuit against Nelly seeking money after we announced our intention to hold her accountable,” Rosenblum said. “We always believed her accusation was motivated by greed.”

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The alleged incident occurred on the morning of October 7 after Nelly’s Seattle concert. Court documents obtained by TMZ say Greene was drinking with Nelly and his entourage before getting into an SUV with him. After being taken to his tour bus, which was parked in a Walmart parking lot, she allegedly sat on Nelly’s bed and he started masturbating. Despite Greene’s efforts to stop him, he then allegedly had sex with her against her will.

Greene reportedly said she was screaming that she wanted to leave. Consequently, an entourage member pushed her off the bus and Nelly promptly tossed her a $100 bill with the words, “Bye bye.”

In addition to the alleged sexual assault, Greene is also suing Nelly and his team for kicking off a “smear campaign” against her, saying she was only after “money, fame and notoriety.”

The second-degree rape charges against Nelly were dropped earlier this month.

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