Right after getting out of serious legal hot water, CeeLo Green is right back in the metaphorical boiling pot with new comments about what defines rape.
Last Friday, CeeLo pleaded no contest to the felony drug charge of furnishing ecstasy. The count stemmed from a 2012 incident in which a woman claimed she went to dinner with CeeLo, blacked out and later awoke naked in bed next to him. She later accused him of slipping her ecstasy without her consent, but no sex charges were filed due to a lack of evidence.
After he was sentenced to three years of formal probation, 360 hours of community service and 52 AA/NA meetings, CeeLo took to Twitter to defend himself against other users’ comments — but only made matters worse. Way worse.
“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously,” he said in response to three Twitter users, according to screen grabs obtained by Buzzfeed. “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
He continued to engage with the users by saying a no contest plea is different than an admission of guilt and by emphasizing there was no “proof” of rape.
“When someone brakes [sic] on a home there is broken glass,” he tweeted. “Where is your plausible proof anyone was raped?”
Despite CeeLo’s argument, the law is quite clear: Nonconsensual sex is rape regardless of whether the victim is asleep, drugged, passed out, etc.
CeeLo later deleted all of the tweets before removing his account altogether.