Rapper Nelly celebrates his 45th birthday today (11/2/19), over a week after he settles sexual assault case against him in the UK.
TMZ reports that documents filed in federal court in October, the accuser informed the judge that she and Nelly recently settled their dispute.
Back in 2017, an unnamed woman has accused Nelly of masturbating in front of her, then forcing his privates into her mouth. This allegedly happened after one of his concerts.
Earlier this year, Nelly released a statement exclusively to The Source about the matter, saying that he believes lawyers for the accuser are “doing a severe disservice to women and true victims that need a safe system to report assaults against them.”
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Here’s more of his statement:
“It is time for me to personally speak up against this! I have remained quiet and haven’t said anything or done anything other than fully cooperate on every level of the investigation to allow law enforcement to do whatever they need to get to the bottom of these accusations.
In spite of my complete cooperation, this same lawyer in both cases against me, is claiming the police in two different countries ‘won’t help her clients,’ ‘are incompetent’ and is consistently painting a picture that I am ‘bullying the police’ in two different countries to not do their job.
Not only is this attorney continuously damaging my reputation to forge ahead with civil suits to get money, she is doing a severe disservice to women and true victims that need a safe system to report assaults against them with claims like ‘police won’t help’ and ‘botched the case. Clients are being treated like suspects by the police’ leaving real victims to feel like reporting would be of no help.
Read full statement here.
Meantime, in September 2018 Nelly settled a lawsuit filed by a woman who alleges that he raped her on his tour bus in suburban Seattle then defamed her when he claimed she made up the accusation. Terms of the settlement reported by the Seattle Times, were not disclosed, but the newspaper quotes a lawyer for Nelly in saying that, “No money was exchanged,” and documents showed that both sides paid their own attorney’s fee.