Cee Lo Green Charged With Giving Woman Ecstasy, Pleads Not Guilty

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Cee Lo Green, a judge on NBC’s top-rated singing competition show “The Voice,” was charged on Monday with furnishing a woman with ecstasy at an L.A. restaurant last year.

Singer Cee Lo Green, left, with attorney Blair Berk, pleads not guilty to furnishing the party drug ecstasy to a woman last year while dining at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant. (credit: Los Angeles Times)

The 38-year-old, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Calloway, pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors declined to file sexual assault charges against Green, citing a lack of evidence.

Dressed in a relatively subdued all-black ensemble, Green, the Grammy-winning singer of the hit “Forget You” and half of the duo Gnarls Barkley, appeared before an L.A. County Superior Court judge Monday afternoon. He was accompanied by his attorney, Blair Berk, who entered his plea and waived his right to a speedy trial.

Green is alleged to have put ecstasy in the 33-year-old woman’s drink as they dined together at a Wokcano restaurant in July 2012. The woman told authorities she later woke up naked in bed with the singer in her hotel room.

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