Cee Lo Green was accused of sexual battery last week by a female he took on a dinner date in L.A. in July. A statement was issued today on his behalf denying all allegations, and claiming that when all the facts are revealed, Cee Lo will be shown to be the victim, according to Rolling Stone. The still unidentified woman claims Green slipped an Ecstasy pill in her drink and then had sex with her after she passed out. There are rumors that the woman has a taped phone conversation with the singer in which he apologizes for his behavior, indicating that the events occurred as she alleges. That seems implausible since the “Voice” judge would likely have been charged by now if true. Other reports claim the accuser is just creating the story about Cee Lo in order to cover up her own infidelity.
A representative for Cee Lo issued the following statement today: “Given that the matter is under investigation, we obviously cannot speak as freely as we’d like. What we can say is that these allegations are despicable, untrue, and deeply hurtful to Cee Lo, his children and his family. We are confident that when all the facts come out, it will be clear that if anyone was victimized here, it was Cee Lo. In the meantime, Cee Lo is deeply grateful for the overwhelming support he has received from his fans, his friends, and his colleagues”.
The woman alleged that Cee Lo took her to a downtown L.A. sushi restaurant in July where they had a drink. She claims she remembers nothing after that until she awoke naked in a bed with Cee Lo in the room.
Some details are still sketchy, but the accuser either contacted the police in her home state of Texas first, or the LAPD directly. A phone conversation was said to have been recorded by her in which Cee Lo repeatedly apologizes and mentions the drug Ecstasy, although he makes no reference of putting the drug in her drink.
Cee Lo’s people previously said the woman went to a civil attorney before contacting any authorities, and demanded money from Green to make the matter go away. It’s now coming out that an ongoing relationship between the singer and the alleged victim existed since this year’s Super Bowl.
The two spent the Super Bowl weekend together last February, after which she went back to her home in Houston, and Cee Lo returned to L.A.. They stayed in touch and have dated on and off ever since, according to TMZ. In between times when Cee Lo would fly her out to spend time with him in California, they frequently texted and spoke on the phone.
Sources say the woman sometimes asked Cee Lo Green to buy her “expensive things”. She even asked a friend of his how she could get him to shower expensive gifts on her. TMZ is reporting that on the night in question they both took Ecstasy and stayed up all night, and, “No one was unconscious”, a source connected to Green said.
TMZ’s Cee Lo sources claim the woman made up the story because she’s in another relationship with someone in Texas who found out she was in L.A. with Cee Lo. They say she lied about all of this to cover her tracks.