Nelly Welcomes Police Investigation Over Sex Assault Claim In The U.K.
Nelly’s lawyer is welcoming a criminal probe into Nelly after the rapper was accused of another sexual assault following a show in England last December.
News broke today that the Saint Louis rap star is being investigated by police in Essex, U.K., for allegedly masturbating in front of a woman and ordering her to give him oral sex against her will backstage during a VIP meet and greet.
“These allegations arose after Ms. Green amended her suit for money to include a reference to these claims. The fact that the police are investigating these claims is not new information and Nelly welcomes a thorough investigation,” Nelly’s lawyer Scott Rosenblum told AllHipHop.com.
“Nelly is confident that once investigated, these claims will be determined to be disingenuous. Nelly was accompanied by his girlfriend during this tour and she was at his side throughout. It is important that police investigate every allegation of this nature,” Scott Rosenblum said.
Nelly’s lawyer was referring to a statement the rap star’s girlfriend Shantel Jackson published shooting down a woman named Jane Doe 2’s allegations.
According to Shantel, she was present at the U.K. shows in question, which she claims is proof that the women are exaggerating.
“Those dates these Jane Doe’s are claiming, I was at those venues, in the dressing rooms, and on that tour bus,” Shantel wrote in a statement.
“There are women dealing with real issues of sexual assault and for the first time people are listening and there is a chance for real change,” she continued. “But all of this work is discredited and makes things harder for the survivors when people lie.”