Singer CeeLo Green appeared to be at the top of his game between 2010 and 2014, thanks to his hit song “Forget You,” his part in “Hotel Transylvania,” and his role as a judge on “The Voice.” Green was so popular at the time that TBS even gave him his own reality show, “The Good Life,” which gave fans a behind-the-scenes look into his successful career. However, everything changed in 2014, when, according to E! News, Green “pleaded no contest to a felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a female” two years before. NBC News reported that the woman had also accused Green of raping her, but prosecutors didn’t pursue that charge.
While Green maintained his innocence, he made things worse by taking to Twitter to make controversial statements about rape, equating it to burglary. He even tweeted-then-deleted, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
Of course, Green received major backlash. He attempted to apologize, tweeting (via ShowBiz CheatSheet) that his words were “taken so far out of context,” and adding, “I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this.” TBS went on to cancel “The Good Life” before its second season premiered, and around the same time Green also left “The Voice,” presumably for the same reason. He did eventually return to “The Voice” in 2018, but according to USA Today, didn’t receive the warmest welcome, with fans calling his return “disappointing.”
If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN’s National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).