Once we learned that the woman who accused Nelly of rape had decided not to testify against him, I thought that the “scandal” featuring the rapper was over. But I was wrong. Monique Greene is not finished. After prosecutors dropped the case, there were reports that Nelly was in the process of taking legal action against his accuser.
According to Page Six, Nelly’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, said, “Nelly has suffered very real damage to his reputation. He has incurred economic loss and painfully has watched his family suffer. As a result, Nelly is planning to proceed with litigation as the first step in restoring his reputation.”
Apparently, the news didn’t sit too well with Greene because after the announcement, she decided that she was up for the fight.
The 22-year-old University of Washington student sued the rapper claiming he sexually assaulted her on his tour bus while it was parked outside of a Walmart in October.
She claims that afterward, Nelly damaged her reputation with his public denials of the incident. She is seeking damages for the assault as well as defamation.
According to The News Tribune, Greene’s lawyer, Karen Koehler, said that the young woman reluctantly filed the suit but only did so after the rapper alleged that she fabricated the story.
“She honestly decided to stand up for herself after that last horrible post they made against her,” Seattle attorney Karen Koehler said. “If they had not done that, she would’ve just kept her head down. She didn’t want to be a fighter at all. She didn’t want anyone to know what happened to her. But enough was enough.”
Nelly’s attorney said that the suit is “motivated by greed” and states that Nelly plans to countersue.
Greene’s suit includes information from the police investigation, including a rape examination, that resulted in probable cause that Nelly had sexually assaulted the woman. There are police photographs of both Nelly and Greene after the alleged assault and statements given to investigators.
The suit states that Greene joined Nelly and his crew for an after party following Nelly’s performance on Oct. 6 at Aston Manor, a Seattle nightclub where Monique works part-time as a host.
Greene and her friend were taken from the club to Nelly’s tour bus. Greene’s friend decided to leave but Greene stayed. Greene states that once she got on the tour bus, Nelly took her to the back of the bus.
After the alleged assault, the suit claims, “Ms. Greene was physically pushed out of the bus and Defendant Nelly threw a $100 bill at her then closed the bus door and said ‘bye bye.’ He taunted her from the bus window as she stood alone in the Walmart parking lot.”
When Nelly was arrested, he claimed the sex was consensual.