CeeLo Green pleads no contest to spiking woman's drink

By Drum Digital
02 September 2014

Singer Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest to slipping ecstasy into a woman's drink two years ago.

"I plead no contest where I maintain my innocence," Green said in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Judge Mark Young sentenced him to three years of probation and 360 hours of community service for the felony conviction.

He also has to attend 52 substance abuse therapy sessions, register as a narcotics offender and pay restitution to his unidentified female victim.

The 39 year-old is accused of having  "slipped" ecstasy into a 33-year-old woman's drink while they were dining at a sushi restaurant in July 2012.

The woman allegedly recorded Green making reference to the incident in a later conversation, a law enforcement source told the Daily News.

She initially said she believed Green spiked her drink and that the next thing she remembered was waking up naked in her hotel room with him.

Prosecutors rejected a felony sexual assault charge in the case. Green's lawyer described any physical contact as "consensual."

Green took to Twitter to rant about his case, denying rape claims:

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CeeLo later tweeted an apology before deleting his tweets and his entire account:

“Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context.”

“I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this. Please forgive me as it..”

“…was your support that got me thru this to begin with. I’d never condone the harm of any women. Thank you.” 

-DAILY NEWS, BUZZFEED

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