Nelly is speaking at length for the first time about the two women who have accused him of sexual assault, calling the allegations against him "false" and "baseless."
As The Blast first reported, Nelly was just sued by a Jane Doe on Wednesday alleging the rapper sexually assaulted her following a concert last year.
Nelly's statement, in full, on both legal situations:
I’ve been quiet for some time. But these baseless allegations hurt more than just me. The truth will come out, and I will be vindicated. These types of false allegations undermine real claims of sexual abuse/harassment by real victims.
To go after my girlfriend as well is unfair and goes too far. Shantel has been through enough. I am a father to a beautiful strong woman. I was raised by a strong single woman. I love them all very much. I own my actions and take responsibility for my conduct with Monique Greene. We had CONSENSUAL sex after meeting in a club. Period. I have been living in the limelight for my entire adult life. I have had zero allegations or issues in the past, I knew better! And for that, I had to deal with the repercussions of my poor choice. I am repairing the trust that I broke with Shantel, I have apologized to my family and friends for the embarrassment I have caused them. And, I am committed to be a better man.
Monique Greene pursued civil legal action against me when no criminal charges were filed or pursued. I responded with civil claims of my own against her. Ultimately, we both agreed to dismiss our claims against each other.
Now, that the same lawyer has filed or threatened to file a “Jane Doe” lawsuit. I do NOT plan on walking away quietly. I have to speak up for my family and for the real victims strong enough to come forward and face people that have actually assaulted them.
I want to thank Shantel, my family, friends, and fans that have stood next to me through all of this, and know my real character.