Cee Lo Green apologizes for rape tweets
I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe.
— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 3, 2014
Musician Cee Lo Green apologized Tuesday night for “idiotic” tweets about rape, but didn’t actually acknowledge that he made the comments.
The apology came in response to a few questionable tweets captured by Cee Lo’s followers before being deleted.
The comments followed a recent felony court case in which the singer pleaded no contest to slipping Ecstasy in a woman’s drink at a 2012 dinner.
Amid the controversy, the TBS cable network decided to cancel Green’s reality series, “The Good Life,” according to reports in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and other news outlets.[…] “The Good Life” debuted on TBS in June and completed a season of six episodes. The Hollywood Reporter cited sources as saying the network decided to cancel the show because of poor ratings.
According to screen shots of his Twitter page, Green reportedly wrote, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” He added, ” “If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent.”
Another tweet noted: “Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context.”
Green’s no contest plea to the charges allowed him freedom from serving jail time. He was sentenced to three years probation and 360 hours of community service.
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