Nelly is demanding that the Jane Doe accusing him of sexual assault reveal her true identity instead of keeping her name hidden from the public.
On January 24, Nelly filed court docs seeking for a Missouri sexual assault lawsuit to be dismissed stating, “Without first petitioning the Court to do so, Plaintiff filed her complaint anonymously, standing behind that anonymity as she makes serious allegations that the Complaint makes clear that she is aware will receive public attention.”
The “Country Grammar” rapper claims the “Jane Doe” has previously leveled similar allegations in connection with other legal proceedings, and the hip-hop star believes the woman should not be allowed to avoid public scrutiny by hiding “behind a cloak of anonymity.”
Back in November, Jane Doe sued Nelly over an alleged sexual assault following a 2017 concert in England. The woman claims after going backstage to meet the star, he exposed himself and began masturbating in front of her before allegedly forcing his erect penis inside her mouth.
Jane Doe says she never went to the police with what happened because she felt no one would believe her. She eventually spoke to police after they reached out to her.
In addition to her sexual assault claim, Jane Doe is also suing Nelly’s girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, for defamation because of comments she made on social media.