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Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., known as Nelly, performs at Philips Arena on the Main Event tour on Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/Invision/AP)

A college student sued Nelly over an alleged sexual assault


A 22-year-old student at the University of Washington in Seattle on Wednesday sued rapper Nelly, according to The Seattle Times.

The Times on Wednesday reported that Monique Greene’s lawsuit claims Nelly sexually assaulted her in October and then defamed her in his public denials.

“[Nelly] sexually assaulted Ms. Greene against her will and after Ms. Greene refused to consent,” the suit states.

“Ms. Greene was physically pushed out of the bus and Defendant Nelly threw a $100 bill at her then closed the bus door and said ‘bye bye,’” the document adds. “He taunted her from the bus window as she stood alone in the Walmart parking lot.”

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Greene’s case contends she met Nelly and his entourage for an after-party following his Oct. 6 performance at Aston Manor, a Seattle nightclub where Greene also works as a part-time host.

Nelly ultimately hosted Greene, who had been drinking that night, on his tour bus early the morning of Oct. 7 when the alleged sexual assault occurred.

Greene became increasingly upset after the incident, prompting Nelly to eject her from the vehicle in the parking lot of a Walmart in Auburn, Washington.

Auburn police arrested Nelly – whose real name is Cornell Haynes Jr. – later in October, when he insisted the sex between him and Greene was consensual.

Nelly’s attorney then released a series of media statements contending that Greene had fabricated her allegations, which were not credible and inspired by ulterior motives.

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Prosecutors in King County, Washington last week opted not to charge Nelly with a crime as Greene declined to assist their efforts through an attorney.

“She honestly decided to stand up for herself after that last horrible post they made against her,” Greene’s Seattle attorney said Wednesday.

“She didn’t want anyone to know what happened to her,” Karen Koehler added. “But enough was enough.”

Scott Rosenblum, Nelly’s attorney, on Wednesday said in a statement that Greene’s lawsuit is financially motivated.

“It comes as no surprise that Ms. Green [sic] filed a lawsuit against Nelly seeking money after we announced our intention to hold her accountable,” he said.

“We always believed her accusation was motivated by greed,” added Rosenblum, who noted Nelly plans to countersue.

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