Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, better known as CeeLo Green, has been cleared of rape charges in Los Angeles. The 38-year-old, Green, became well known to Americans around the country after his songs “Forget You” and “Crush” hit the radios. He is now making his way into homes across America by being a coach on the hit show “The Voice”.
Green Pleads Not Guilty
On the night of July 13, 2013 or July 14th, the prosecutors said that Green gave a 33-year-old woman the drug Ecstasy during dinner. The next day, the woman reported waking up naked in bed while Green was in her room. She then accused him of sexually assaulting her in her hotel room.
Green entered a not guilty plea and said that whatever happened between them was completely consensual. It was reported that Green believed that the DA would find insufficient evidence about the rape charge and that is just what happened.
CNN reported that Green trusted the justice system to determine his innocence and that he had “faith that if the true facts were known, the district attorney would reject those charges.” His attorney, Blair Berk, is quoted as stating,
Mr. Green encouraged a full and complete investigation of those claims, and he was confident once conducted, he would be cleared of having any wrongful intent and it would be established that any relations were consensual.”
There was not enough evidence to move forward with the rape charge. According to CNN, “Prosecutors cited insufficient evidence for a charge of rape of an intoxicated person.” However, there was enough evidence to move forward with the drug charge.
Green Faces Four Years in Prison
The 5 time Grammy winner now faces up to four years in prison. On Monday, he again entered the plea of not guilty to the charge for “furnishing a controlled substance”. He was released after a bond was set for $30,000 and will return to court on November 20, 2014.
So, what do you think? Do you think CeeLo Green is guilty and should be sentenced to four years in prison?