Rapper Nelly's legal troubles are far from over. The hip-hop artist is now under criminal investigation for a sexual assault allegation in England, which could mean some jail time for him.
Nelly's Dilemma Continues
The St. Louis native has been accused of "groping and indecently exposing himself" to an anonymous woman during his concert tour in London in December. The woman alleged that the rapper forcefully placed his hand on her arm and asked if they could speak privately in his dressing room. Once there the woman claimed that the rapper asked if they could go into his private room as her friends followed them into the dressing room for a photo.
When the two entered the private room, the woman stated that the rapper dropped his pants and began to masturbate in front of her. The woman elaborated that the rapper tried to kiss her and tried to pull her top off before she ran out of the room.
The rapper was also accused of sexually assaulting another unnamed woman during his stay in London.
Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum, has denied the allegations and stated that during the tour in London, the rapper's girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, was by Nelly's side the entire time.
"These allegations arose after Ms. Greene 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 is confident that once investigated, these claims will be determined to be disingenuous," Roseblaum stated.
Nelly Proclaims Innocence
The rapper, who's legal name is Cornell Hayes Jr., was arrested in October 2017 for allegedly raping Monique Greene, a 21-year-old woman, on his tour bus after one of his concerts in Washington. The charges against the rapper were dropped after the woman refused to testify against the rapper in the court.
Before then, the "Air Force Ones" rapper proclaimed his innocence on social media and his girlfriend, Jackson, also stood up for her partner on her Instagram.
Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation. I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation. — Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) October 7, 2017