CeeLo Green Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charge for Giving a Woman Ecstasy

The "Forget You" singer could face up to four years in state prison

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CeeLo Green, celebrity judge on The Voice and mastermind behind the 2010 hit “Forget You,” has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge for allegedly giving a 33-year-old woman the party-drug ecstasy.

On Monday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office charged Green whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, with one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance, the Associated Press reports.

The 39-year-old singer, who started out in the Atlanta-based hip hop group Goodie Mob and rose to fame later as a member of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, allegedly gave the unnamed woman ecstasy at a dinner in Los Angeles last year.

Green’s attorney, Celia Berk, said in a statement, “Mr. Green encouraged a full and complete investigation of those claims and he was confident once conducted he would be cleared of having any wrongful intent.” Green’s bail was set at $30,000 and he is due back in court on Nov. 20.

If convicted, Green could face up to four years in state prison.