Cee Lo Green Pleads Not Guilty to Drug Charge, Cleared of Sexual Assault

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The Voice coach Cee Lo Green has been charged with one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance, the L.A. County D.A.'s Office confirms.

Cee Lo pleaded not guilty to the charge, which stemmed from a sexual assault allegation. A woman accused Green of taking advantage of her while on ecstasy.

Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, "allegedly slipped ecstacy to a 33-year-old female" on a date last summer, according to the D.A.

Green, 39, and the woman later went back to her hotel room, but the prosecutors declined to file sexual assault charges, "citing insufficient evidence."

The woman had previously accused Green of spiking her drink, which the singer denied. He cooperated with and even encouraged a police investigation.

Among the problems with her claim that Cee Lo behaved shadily that night? The fact that the two had dated for several months and been intimate before.

Whatever happened, officials determined there wasn't evidence of wrongdoing on his part, except for having the drug, which he apparently admitted on tape.

If convicted, Green faces up to four years in prison, although more likely, he won't do any time as a first offender. He is due back in court November 20.

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