The dark past of CeeLo Green: Date rape allegations against the Grammy-winning artist you didn’t know about

The former ‘The Voice’ judge was accused by his date of slipping ecstasy in her drink in 2012


                            The dark past of CeeLo Green: Date rape allegations against the Grammy-winning artist you didn’t know about
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CeeLo Green and his fiance Shani James have landed on ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition’ and we have to see if their relationship is ready for the next level after being engaged for over five years. While they figure that out, we began digging up a bit into the Grammy winner’s past and found some "shocking" information.

Back in 2012, the former ‘The Voice’ judge went on a date in L.A., and his date accused the singer of slipping ecstasy in her drink, which knocked her unconscious. She reportedly woke up the next day in bed with him, and couldn’t remember anything from the previous night.

When the woman accused him of raping her, his lawyers argued that it was consensual. Luckily for CeeLo no charges were pressed against him due to lack of evidence. He, however, was sentenced to three years probation and 45 days of community service.

The Grammy award-winner was clearly unhappy with the sentence, for he tweeted a very controversial tweet, which landed him in further trouble. The tweets which have been deleted since, read, “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously, so WITH Implies consent. People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!"

Following all the backlash he received for his insensitive comments about rape, he deleted his controversial tweets and apologized on Twitter. He wrote, “Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly, I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context. I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this. Please forgive me as it was your support that got me thru this to begin with. I’d never condone the harm of any women. Thank you.”

His controversial statements cost him his spot as the judge on ‘The Voice’. To avoid being fired after the controversy, he quit the show. But later when he tried to re-join in 2018 as the mentor for ‘Maroon 5’ singer Adam Levine’s team, the show and the showrunners were heavily criticized for their choice of the mentor, but he still managed to get the coveted mentor spot on the show.

CeeLo appears to have put those dark days behind him and appears to be in a relatively better place with his fiancé Shani. Though, we will only know the fate of this couple’s relationship towards the end of ‘MBC’.

You can catch new episodes of ‘Marriage Bootcamp: Hip Hop Edition’ every Thursday at 10 pm ET only on We TV.

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