Cee Lo Green Pleads No Contest To 1 Felony Account Of Giving A Woman Ecstacy During A Dinner Date [Video]

Cee Lo Green leaves Los Angeles Superior Court after a hearing Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. 

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LOS ANGELES (Associated Press) — Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles and was sentenced to serve probation and community service.

The Grammy-winning singer also entered a special plea in which he maintained his innocence in the case and that prevents his no contest plea from being used against him in civil court. The drug case could be used against Green in criminal court if he faces another drug offense.

Superior Court Judge Mark Young sentenced the 39-year-old singer to three years of formal probation and 45 days of community service. Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, will be allowed to travel for work and permitted to see a private physician for drug and alcohol counseling, the judge said.

Cee Lo Green

Green also can serve his community service through MusiCares Foundation, an affiliate of the organization that presents the Grammy Awards.

Green entered the plea just before a scheduled preliminary hearing during which prosecutors would have had to show there was enough evidence for the case to go to trial.

Prosecutors rejected a rape charge against Green when he was charged with the felony drug charge in October 2013. His attorney Blair Berk has said Green had consensual sex with the woman he gave ecstasy to during the July 2012 dinner.

Cee Lo Green, Thomas DeCarlo Callaway

No civil case has been filed over the incident in Los Angeles, court records show.

Green won a Grammy for the hit "Forget You" and performed as part of the duo Gnarls Barkley. He appeared as a judge on the NBC competition show "The Voice," but left the show after he was charged.

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Comment by swagged up bully on August 31, 2014 at 9:06am
if if was a fifth we all would be drunk stupid...that facts of the matter is that he is rich and a grammy award winner who likes getting chicks gone off that ecstacy, then he fuckks the s*** out of them while they in a drug induced stupor..whats new...this is how the game goes in Hollywood...no you 2 nobodys go back downstairs to your basement apartment open ya pack or ramen noodles, and light a candle so you can see the knife and then kill yourself...
Comment by noorizer on August 31, 2014 at 4:13am
The only way this oompa loompa will get a chick to f*** him is to drug her...after she took that ecstasy this n**** look 6 feet tall with a six pack...... shhhiiittt!!!!!!
Comment by Espinoza Espinoza on August 30, 2014 at 6:02am
PRESS PLAY AND RAISE THE PEOPLE UP
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Comment by YoungRuff on August 30, 2014 at 2:34am
this calabash squash shaped mother@cker needs to give a b!itch X to f*ck. if he wasn't famous and rich--this nicca aint f@cking sh!t (Future voice) dope music though



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