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CeeLo Green cleared of sex assault, charged with giving drugs to woman

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Los Angeles prosecutors have charged CeeLo Green with giving Ecstasy to a woman who claimed the singer drugged her and had sex with her, but have declined to file charges of sexual assault against him, citing insufficient evidence.

Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, was accused last year by a woman he dined with at a downtown Los Angeles sushi restaurant of placing Ecstasy, also known as MDMA or Molly, in her drink.

The woman later told Los Angeles Police detectives she woke up naked in bed in a room with Green. The department opened an investigation into the woman's allegations and consulted with prosecutors, who asked detectives to continue to seek evidence in the case.

The 39-year-old singer, a judge on the NBC show "The Voice," allegedly admitted to law enforcement that he took Ecstasy, but denied drugging the woman's drink or committing sexual assault. Law enforcement sources said police did not believe there was evidence of "wrongful intent."

Green faces a single count of ecstasy possession. He is scheduled to make a court appearance Monday afternoon in Department 30 at the downtown Los Angeles criminal courts building.

NBC News

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