CeeLo Green's Biz Partner Speaks About ‘The Voice’ Coach's Legal Troubles

CeeLo Green's Biz Partner Speaks About 'The Voice' Coach's Legal Troubles

The drug charge isn't likely to harm the singer's career, Andrew Jameson tells TheWrap

CeeLo Green has been under fire this week after being charged with a felony drug count on Monday, but the singer and television personality likely won't suffer career blowback. At least, Green's partner at Emerald Productions doesn't seem to think so.

“I don't think it will affect his career negatively,” Green's production company partner, Andrew Jameson, told TheWrap on Tuesday. “I have not seen any indication that it is.”

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Green (real name: Thomas DeCarlo Callaway) was charged Monday with furnishing a controlled substance, a felony charge that carries up to four years in state prison.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Green, 38, is accused of slipping a 33-year-old woman Ecstasy while the pair was dining at a downtown Los Angeles restaurant in mid-July. Green and the alleged victim later went to the woman's hotel, according to the D.A.'s office.

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Prosecutors chose not to file a charge of rape of an intoxicated person due to insufficient evidence.

Green pleaded not guilty to the charge against him, according to reports.

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While the pending drug charge would seem to hang darkly over Green's career — which includes, among numerous other ventures, a coaching spot on the hit NBC singing competition “The Voice” — so far that doesn't appear to be the case.

“The Voice” executive producer Mark Burnett told TMZ on Monday that Green won't be fired, and Jameson told TheWrap that everyone has been “really supportive.”

While Green's place on “The Voice” appears to be secure for the time being, he probably won't be appearing on the series for its spring cycle; judges Usher and Shakira, who filled in for Green and fellow coach Christina Aguilera, on this year's spring cycle, are slated to return for spring 2014.

However, Green's professional plate will be full in the coming months. In addition to “Age Against the Machine,” the new album from his reunited hip-hop group Goodie Mob, there's his TBS unscripted series, “CeeLo's Goodie Life,” which chronicles is relationship with his Goodie Mob cohorts as they reunite, embark on a tour and rekindle old friendships. That series will premiere next year.

For the record: A previous version of this post identified Jameson as Green's manager.

  • inthebusiness

    How about being a nasty homophobe?

  • Quake052

    This poor excuse for a human being needs to be fired. He is a pervert and an insult to the Afro-American race.

  • TrainerBra

    It's admirable to be “supportive” of an addict who slipped or fell back to using, again. But to be “supportive” of someone who slips someone a drug so he can get in her pants, is tantamount to endorsing date rape. That no rape charges were filed due to lack of evidence doesn't redeem CeeLo for his intent. In short: what a douche bag!

  • NotSurprisedAtAll

    This is the same Cee Lo Green who confirmed to Howard Stern on his show that he had hit on Voice contestants. No values, morals or ethics…I believe both accusations.

    During his to The Howard Stern Show, Stern asked him if he'd ever hooked up with a contestant, Cee Lo said he hadn't — but not for lack of trying!

    “I
    haven't gotten the opportunity to. I've tried. I've exchanged some
    numbers,” he said. He quickly added that he'd once
    slept with an audience member.

    “How?” asked Stern. “On America's Got Talent, I find it difficult to connect with the audience that way.”

    “Well,
    as you know, those television stages are smaller than they appear,” Cee
    Lo explained. “I caught a wink from somebody. I was like, ‘heyyy.'”

  • Radiomantx

    He's no different than any of the rest of them, he just got caught.