R&B singer and former judge on "The Voice" CeeLo Green pleaded no contest on Friday to giving a woman the drug ecstasy back in 2012.
39-year-old Green was charged last year with one count of furnishing a controlled substance, and he was sentenced to three years of formal probation.
He was also ordered to complete 52 Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings as well as 360 hours of community service.
His rep says that CeeLo is “pleased” that the District Attorney's office would allow him the opportunity to resolve this issue and maintain his innocence.
Green will be due back in court in March 2015 to check on his progress.
At first the woman accused him of sexual assault, but prosecutors said there was not enough evidence to charge Green with rape of an intoxicated person.
CeeLo Tweeted That It’s Only Rape If The Person Is Conscious
CeeLo Green took to Twitter today to make an attempt to define what rape is, shortly after pleading no contest for charges that he slipped a woman ecstasy without her consent in 2012.
Attemtping to defend himself, CeeLo replied to Twitter users comments on the case with a series of strange statements about rape.
He tweeted: “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you
consciously".... adding, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
CeeLo’s lawyer argued the two had “consensual relations,” despite the woman’s claim that she woke up in bed next to CeeLo and was unsure of what happened the night before.
CeeLo faced one felony drug charge. Prosecutors’ claim of lack of evidence led to no rape charges being filed, but he was still sentenced to three years of probation, plus 45 days of community service.
CeeLo also emphasized that he wasn’t admitting guilt by making a no contest plea.
** He first deleted all of his tweets, and then the whole Twitter account.