Ceelo Green has a reason to smile today. The rapper turned singer was cleared of sexual assault charges by the LA County D.A. due to insufficient evidence.
However Ceelo has been charged with giving the woman ecstasy. Green appeared in court today and entered a plea of not guilty.
Our sources say the D.A. will officially REJECT the sexual assault case this morning. A woman had claimed she and CeeLo went to a sushi joint in downtown L.A. more than a year ago. She told cops the star of “The Voice” had slipped ecstasy in her drink and the next thing she knew she was naked in his bed.
Law enforcement sources tell us, authorities had problems with the woman’s story … one of which was that she and CeeLo had been dating for months and had already been intimate.
We’re told CeeLo not only denied the allegations … he encouraged the D.A. and the LAPD to fully investigate. In the end, we’ve learned the D.A. will reject the sexual assault case because of insufficient evidence.
As for the drug charge … law enforcement sources tell us CeeLo will be charged with 1 count of furnishing ecstasy … a felony, and he may be arraigned as early as this afternoon.
CeeLo Green just pled not guilty to a charge of giving a woman ecstasy last year before having sex with her.
The singer had arrived with his lawyer Blair Berk to the criminal court house moments ago to be arraigned. He is currently posting $30,000 bond and is expected to turn himself in to authorities for booking within 24 hours.
Another hearing has been set for next month. CeeLo must be present. If convicted, he faces up to four years in state prison.