Singer receives three years of probation and must perform community service
“Forget You” singer and former “The Voice” coach CeeLo Green has pleaded no contest to furnishing ecstasy to a woman in 2012, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Friday.
Green (real name: Thomas DeCarlo Callaway) pleaded no contest to one felony account of furnishing a controlled substance. In exchange, the singer was sentenced to three years of formal probation. Green also must complete 360 hours of community service, and attend 52 Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
Green, 39, was accused of slipping a female acquaintance ecstasy during dinner in downtown Los Angeles. The pair later moved on to the woman's hotel. However, according to TMZ, the charge Green pleaded to does not include a concession that the singer gave the woman the drug without her knowledge or consent.
The plea will allow Green to maintain his innocence, according to a statement from the singer's spokeswoman.
“CeeLo Green is pleased that the District Attorney's office would allow him the opportunity to resolve this appropriately and maintain his innocence,” the statement reads. “He is happy to put this behind him and continue to move forward.”