Yesterday I was not happy to report that Cee Lo Green of The Voice is facing allegations of sexual assault. Cee Lo has come forward and denied the charges vehemently, but his accuser (a woman he took out on a date a few months back) is now saying that she has proof of the assault. As I said yesterday, this news sucks on a lot of levels because I do not want to believe that one of the coolest artists ever is capable of something like this, and I also don’t want to discover, in the end, that the woman has been lying. Really– it’s all bad. Click inside for more of the bad.
TMZ has the update:
The woman who filed a police report accusing Cee Lo of sexual battery secretly recorded a conversation with the singer, and sources involved in the case tell TMZ … Cee Lo admitted slipping her a drug and then having sex with her — something the singer denies.
The woman has told cops … Cee Lo took her to a downtown L.A. restaurant in July. They had a drink and she says she remembers nothing after that. The woman claims the next thing she knew she was lying naked in a bed and Cee Lo was in the room.
We’re told the woman, who does not live in California, almost immediately went to her local law enforcement agency and reported the incident. The matter was eventually referred to the LAPD.
Sources tell us … LAPD detectives had the woman make a “pretext call” — a call in which someone baits the other party into acknowledging a crime or other misdeed — and it was recorded.
Sources involved in the case represent to TMZ … Cee Lo is on tape, repeatedly apologizing and referencing MDMA (Ecstasy) — though he does not specifically say he put it in her drink. Sources say Cee Lo told her he thought the drug would help them have an exciting time together. For the record, MDMA generally does not render people unconscious.
Sources connected with Cee Lo scoff at the claim, saying if the tape contained such admissions Cee Lo would already be under arrest.
As we first reported … detectives went to the restaurant last week to determine if employees saw anything unusual between Cee Lo and the woman.
And we’re told … LAPD detectives will refer the matter to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office when the investigation is completed.
Sources connected to Cee Lo tell us … the accuser went to a civil lawyer BEFORE going to police and demanded money from the singer to make the whole thing go away. Other sources tell us a different story — that her lawyer called Cee Lo’s manager to find out if the singer had any communicable diseases and never made any money demands.
Our Cee Lo sources say the manager shut the lawyer down and that’s when she went to cops. Other sources say she called the cops BEFORE her lawyer called Cee Lo’s manager.
Again, I ‘UGH.’ If this recording does exist, I can’t see how Cee Lo could convince anyone that he wasn’t guilty of the crime. But then again– as this report points out– it’s hard to understand how Cee Lo could have admitted (in some way or another) to drugging the woman, and having sex with her ( AKA raping her) and still be a free man. Very, very strange.
Now that we have a few more deets, do you guys think this story sounds more or less believable?