Singer-songwriter CeeLo Green pleaded no contest Friday to furnishing ecstasy to a woman in 2012, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.
Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, entered his plea to one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Young sentenced the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter to three years of probation and was ordered to complete 360 hours of community service.
Green, 39, also must complete 52 Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meetings, according to the District Attorney's Office.
Prosecutors previously rejected a rape charge against Green, after a woman claimed he gave her ecstasy and assaulted her during a dinner party. Green maintained they had consensual sex. Green, who was one of the four original hosts on NBC's "The Voice," left the competition show after he was charged.
"NBC and I plan to continue our relationship with several new co-ventures including a new music show, while we also explore our ideas for me to create and host a new show of my own. I will not go quietly into the night," he said in a February statement.
— Maria Elena Fernandez
First published August 29 2014, 12:09 PM
Maria Elena Fernandez
Maria Elena Fernandez is the Los Angeles entertainment correspondent. She started this role in May 2013. Fernandez is responsible for covering televsion, film, music, pop culture, and celebrity justice for NBCNews.com and Today.com. Fernandez reports to entertainment editor Courtney Hazlett.
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She previously worked at The Daily Beast and Newsweek. Before that, Fernandez was a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times for 12 years. She also spent many years on the crime beat as a staff writer at The Washington Post and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Fernandez is the author of a children's book, "The Secret of Fern Island," which was published in 1996 under a pseudonym so that she wouldn't be stalked by screaming children. Fernandez is a member of the National Hispanic Journalists Association and the Television Critics Association.