UPDATED: Cee Lo Green Cleared Of Sexual Assault Charges
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.21.2013
He pled not guilty to ecstasy possession...
UPDATE:Billboard reports that Cee Lo Green has plead not guilty on felony charges of furnishing a controlled substance. Green was released on $30,000 bail and his case is due back in court on November 20th.
As previously reported, Green was not charged on a count of rape due to insufficient evidence. He could face four years in prison if convicted though as noted, it usually results in probation.
UPDATED:TMZ reports that Cee Lo Green has been cleared of sexual assault charges by the Los Angeles County District Attorney. He was accused of the crime by a woman who claimed he put ecstasy in her drink. He will be charged with having the drug, which is a felony. The sexual assault case was or will be rejected this morning.
A woman claimed that she and Green went to a sushi restaurant in downtown Los Angeles over a year ago. He then put the drug in her drink and the next thing she remembered was she was naked in his bed. Authorities found holes in her story, including the fact that she and Green had been dating for months and had already had sex.
Green denied the claims against him and encouraged both the DA and the LAPD to fully investigate. The DA will reject the sexual assault charge due to lack of evidence. However, there is enough evidence to support charging Green with one count of ecstasy possession. He may be arraigned as early as this afternoon.
The woman claimed to have a tape of Green talking about the incident. He never said anything about putting the drug in her drink, but he did mention it. The DA is looking at the tape as a confession to drug use. The charge will not suggest that he had any intent to harm the woman when he shared it with her.
The punishment most people get with a first offense for this crime is probation.