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Nelly Reportedly Under Investigation for Sexual Assault in England

Vulture.com logo Vulture.com 6 days ago Tolly Wright
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Another woman has accused Nelly of sexual assault. According to TMZ, police in Essex, England are currently investigating Nelly on sexual assault charges. The alleged assault happened after his December 5 concert in Essex. The accuser claims that when she approached the rapper for a photo he led her and her friends to his dressing room. Once they were there he reportedly took her into an attached private room where she claims he masturbated in front of her and attempted to remove her shirt. She also says that he forced her to perform oral sex by pushing her head onto his erect penis. The woman says she did not report the assault to the police immediately after because she feared they would not believe her.

Nelly looking at the camera: 2013 American Music Awards - Arrivals © Jason Merritt/Getty Images 2013 American Music Awards - Arrivals

The concert was two months after Nelly was arrested in Washington and booked on second-degree rape charges. Nelly denied the charges, calling them “completely fabricated.” Prosecutors dropped the case in December after the accuser stopped cooperating in the investigation. At the time, a lawyer for the woman wrote, “She wishes she had not called 911 because she believes the system is going to fail her.”

Nelly has also denied the new accusations. An attorney for the rapper claimed to TMZ that Nelly’s girlfriend was on tour with him and was “at his side throughout.” He wrote:

“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 is confident that once investigated, these claims will be determined to be disingenuous.”

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