Nelly has put the issue to rest. The rapper settled a civil lawsuit filed by a woman who claims he raped her while on his tour bus in Seattle. Following the accusation, Nelly, through his attorney, said her story was a fabrication for the sake of financial gain.
The woman in question, Monique Greene, filed a lawsuit in retort, arguing that the rapper tarnished her reputation. The sum of money by which the suit has been settled hasn’t been disclosed.
Nevertheless, a dismissal order filed on Monday in the King County Superior Court shows that both parties agreed to pair their own lawyer costs and other legal fees.
Scott Rosenblum, during a conversation with Fox News, stated that both parties agreed to forget the lawsuit. However, he added there wasn’t any money awarded to either of them.
Karen Koehler, Greene’s attorney-at-law, disagreed with Rosenblum’s claims but refused to comment specifically on what she disputed. When the newspaper asked her if her client still stood by her initial charges, Koehler said, “100%.”
As it was previously reported, the authorities arrested Nelly on the 7th of October, after the rapper supposedly assaulted her on his tour bus in the city of Auburn.
When the police investigated, they found probable cause for assault, but the accuser refused to cooperate with the detectives. Rosenblum claims Greene lied about her story.
Greene, who was a 22-year-old attendee at the University Of Washington, sued the rapper back in December of 2017. Nelly countersued, stating their relationship was consensual.
Typically, outlets don’t publish the names of victims, but Koehler agreed to reveal her name, the reason for which, is unknown. While many online believe she gave up on helping the police because she was lying, others argued that Monique just doesn’t have the resources to take down a celebrity, who has more funds at his disposal for attorney fees.