Singer CeeLo Green Pleads Not Guilty To Slipping Ecstasy To Woman

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Singer CeeLo Green Monday pleaded not guilty to a charge of slipping ecstasy to a woman.

Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, was charged with one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance.

Singer CeeLo Green Pleads Not Guilty To Slipping Ecstasy To Woman

The 39-year-old is accused of giving ecstasy to a 33-year-old woman while the two were dining at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant sometime between July 13 and July 14, 2012, according to the Los Angeles district attorney’s office.

“The two later went back to the woman’s hotel. Prosecutors declined to file a charge of rape of an intoxicated person, citing insufficient evidence,” spokeswoman Jane Robison said.

Green’s attorney, Blair Berk, said any sexual contact between her client and the woman was consensual.

“Mr. Green encouraged a full and complete investigation of those claims and he was confident once conducted he would be cleared of having any wrongful intent,” she said in a statement.

Green posted $30,000 bail and is due back in court Nov. 20.

If convicted, the five-time Grammy Award winner and judge on “The Voice” faces up to four years in state prison.

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