Singer and The Voice judge CeeLo Green has been charged with furnishing a controlled substance after he allegedly gave a woman Ecstasy in July of last year, according to CNN. Green pled not guilty to the felony charge. Accusations of sexual assault from the same woman were not brought to court due to insufficient evidence. If found guilty of the felony charge, Green could face up to four years in prison. Blair Berk, Green’s attorney, released the following statement:
“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,” Berk said. “CeeLo had faith that if the true facts were known, the district attorney would reject those charges.”
Green is one of the original four judges on The Voice, though he and fellow judge Christina Aguilera took last season off to work on other professional projects and were replaced by Usher and Shakira. They both returned this season, rejoining Blake Shelton and Adam Levine on the popular NBC singing competition show.
We’ll update here as the story develops.