Rapper Nelly: Police inquiry starts over sex assault claims

From BBC - February 14, 2018

Claims that rapper Nelly sexually assaulted a fan after a gig in the UK have been formally reported to police.

The attack is alleged to have happened after Nelly's show at the Cliffs Pavilion, Southend on 5 December.

An Essex Police spokesman said the force had started an investigation after a woman reported she had been "sexually assaulted".

He said: "Enquiries are ongoing." Nelly has denied the allegations.

Last month, the BBC reported Essex Police wanted to obtain a report from the unnamed woman after allegations of an assault were made in the US media.

The allegation after the gig in Southend was included in the claim of a US woman who has said she was raped by the rap star.

Nelly, real name Cornell Iral Haynes Jr, 43, has denied the allegations and has filed a counter-suit.

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