Cee Lo Green was accused of sexual battery last week by a female he took on a dinner date in July. The unidentified woman claims Green slipped an Ecstasy pill in her drink and then had sex with her after she passed out. Rumors are swirling that the woman has a taped phone conversation with the singer in which he apologizes for his behavior, thereby verifying the events did occur. Although Cee Lo Green has already said he’s taking next season off from “The Voice” to work on personal projects, questions are emerging whether he’ll finish out this season, according to Cinema Blend today.
The woman told police that Cee Lo took her to a restaurant in downtown Los Angeles in July where they had a drink. The woman claims she remembers nothing after that until she awoke naked in a bed with Cee Lo in the room.
Sources are split as to what occurred after that, according to TMZ. Some sources claim the woman went immediately to her local police department as she does not reside in California. The matter was then referred to the LAPD.
They had her make a “pretext call”, which is a call made in order to bait the other person to admit or acknowledge having committed some crime or misdeed. The phone conversation was allegedly recorded.
Sources say Cee Lo repeatedly apologizes and makes references to MDMA, or Ecstasy, though he stops short of admitting to putting it in her drink. Green told her he hoped the drug would help them have a good time together. Ecstasy doesn’t typically render people unconscious.
It’s a bit of a stretch to buy into that scenario since if true, Cee Lo Green would already be under arrest and charged, which is the same sources close to the singer are saying as well.
Cee Lo’s people also say the woman went to a civil attorney before contacting any authorities, and demanded money from Green to make the matter go away.
Cops won’t comment on the case or whether any taped recording even exists. Consequently producers for “The Voice” are stuck between a rock and a hard place. If the allegations turn out to be true, that’s not exactly good public relations for the popular singing competition show.
Cinema Blend notes how skittish television producers can be when it comes to any bit of controversy. It’s no secret it often comes down to the bottom line, with advertisers holding the all the purse strings. Because of this, it wouldn’t be a shocker if Cee Lo left this “Voice” season early.
What do you think about this?