‘I’m Not Guilty Of No Rape:’ CeeLo Green Cleared Of Sexual Assault Charges
Last week we told you that the Los Angeles District Attorney was preparing to make a ruling on whether or not there’s enough evidence available to charge The Voice star CeeLo Green with date rape, after a woman accused him of drugging her back in 2012. During a recent interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, CeeLo discussed the allegations.
“This is the second time that I’ll ever address it [the accusation] directly. First of all man, I’m totally innocent. I know that sounds like something that you’re told to say. I’m really advised from people that you shouldn’t speak too much on it because the case is still pending, but it’s like, come on, man. How long do it take? Do it take a year for toxicology reports to come back? Apparently it does. This is my first time experiencing anything of this nature, so it’s very unsettling to me. Unfortunately for me, I have daughters. I have adult daughters now. They’ve gone through it with me. They understand the nature of this industry and it’s not unlawful to print an accusation. It doesn’t have to be a whole truth. That’s an inconvenient reality,” he expressed.
He went on to proclaim his innocence.
“Just to be plain and clear, I’m not guilty of no rape. I would not and could not disrespect a woman in that fashion. I don’t gotta rape nobody.”
Fortunately for the 39-year-old Georgia native, the D.A. has since concluded that there is not enough evidence available to charge him with date rape over the incident, TMZ reports. Sources close to the case say that there were multiple issues with the woman’s story, including the fact that she and CeeLo for months and had already been sexually intimate prior to the incident.
Though CeeLo has been cleared of the sexual assault charges, he still faces felony charges for allegedly furnishing ecstasy. Insiders say that the criminal complaint will not accuse the singer of supplying ecstasy with criminal intent to harm his accuser, and that he will be arraigned on the charges as early as this morning. Since it’s his first offense, reports have implied that he will more than likely walk away with a probation sentence if he is found guilty.