US singer CeeLo Green pleads no contest to ecstasy charge
Published on Aug 30, 2014 3:08 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Grammy-winning US singer CeeLo Green pleaded no contest Friday to a charge of giving a woman ecstasy before going back to her hotel, but insisted he was innocent.
A judge sentenced Green to three years' probation, 360 hours of community service, 52 Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous classes, and ordered him to register as a controlled substance offender.
Green was accused of giving ecstasy to a 33-year-old woman without her knowledge while dining at a Los Angeles restaurant in July, 2012 before returning to the woman's hotel.
Prosecutors did not charge him with rape of an intoxicated person, citing insufficient evidence.
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