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Cee Lo Green Charged With Drugging Woman

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(FOX/CNS) - Singer Cee Lo Green, a judge on the reality show
"The Voice," Cee Lo Green pleaded not guilty on Monday to giving a woman ecstasy at a Los Angeles restaurant during a 2012 dinner, and prosecutors declined to file a rape count against the singer because of insufficient evidence.
 
   Green, 38, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, appeared in court hours after prosecutors charged him with one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance. He could face four years in prison if convicted.
 
   Green spoke only once during a brief arraignment hearing to acknowledge he understood the court's scheduling of his case.
 
   He sat in a front row of the courtroom with his girlfriend while waiting for a bondsman to post his $30,000 bail. His case is due back in court on Nov. 20.
 
   Green was pleased that the rape charge was rejected and will address the ecstasy count in court, his attorney Blair Berk wrote in a statement.
 
   She 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," Berk wrote.  She declined further comment.
 
   Green is the Grammy-winning singer of the hit "Forget You" and performed as part of the duo Gnarls Barkley. He appears as a judge on NBC's "The Voice" competition show. The network declined comment on the charge.

The 38-year-old Green, whose legal name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, was
charged with one count of furnishing a controlled substance. Prosecutors
declined to file a charge of rape of an intoxicated person, citing insufficient
evidence.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Green allegedly slipped the
pill to a 33-year-old woman while they were at a restaurant sometime between
July 13 and July 14, 2012.

The 33-year-old alleged victim contended that she had dinner with Green

last summer in downtown Los Angeles, then woke up to find herself naked in bed.
He is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in downtown Los Angeles.
Prosecutors said they will ask for bail his bail to be set at $30,000.

If convicted, Green faces up to four years in state prison.  

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