Sometimes social media and celebrities don’t mix — especially when a celebrity has a certain view on a very touchy topic.
Take Cee Lo Green for instance. Shortly after he attempted to define rape on his account, he ended up deleting it — only to restore it a day later.
The reason why he felt it necessary to discuss the subject? He had just pleaded no contest — which maintains his innocence — for charges of "furnishing ecstasy" to a woman in 2012. At the time, it was reported that he shared ecstasy with a woman by slipping it in her drink without her knowledge. Now, he wanted to defend himself against Twitter users commenting about the case.
“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously, so WITH Implies consent,” he wrote on Sunday, adding, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
A woman claims she woke up next to Cee Lo, 40, and didn’t recall what happened the night before. The musician’s lawyer argued, however, the pair had “consensual relations.”
Ultimately, the rape charges were dropped for lack of evidence, but the former coach of The Voice was sentenced to three years probation and 45 days of community service.
After going back and forth with Tweeters, Cee Lo deleted his account, but did tweet an apology before doing so. As stated earlier, the account has since been restored.
The tweets read:
“Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context.”
“I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this. Please forgive me as it..”
“…was your support that got me thru this to begin with. I’d never condone the harm of any women. Thank you.”
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Information from TMZ contributed to this report.