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Cee Lo Green pleads no contest to drugs charges, deletes Twitter account

By | Published on Tuesday 2 September 2014

Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green last week pleaded no contest to charges of “furnishing” a woman with ecstasy without her knowledge in 2012. And then yesterday he deleted his Twitter account after making comments about the case.

As previously reported, Green was initially charged with sexually assaulting the unnamed woman, having slipped the drug into her drink at a dinner in 2012. She told police that she had woken up in his bed with no memory of what had happened between being in the restaurant and the next morning. However, the assault charge was dropped last October due to insufficient evidence.

Upon entering his plea, Green was sentenced to three years of probation, and ordered to complete 260 hours of community service, as well as attending 52 Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

Following the sentencing, Green posted a series of updates on Twitter, including one which read, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” He also said: “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! So WITH implies consent”.

Later deleting the tweets, he claimed that his comments had been taken “so far out of context” by people who read them as condoning sexual assault.

Prior to deleting his account on the social network entirely, Green wrote: “Let me first praise God for exoneration fairness and freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologise 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”.

He will appear in court again on 2 Mar next year to report on his progress.