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'The Voice' Won't Fire Cee-Lo Green Despite Felony Drug Charge

October 22, 2013 06:02:45 GMT

The show's executive producer Mark Burnett says they have no plans to replace the Gnarls Barkley member, who is accused of giving a woman ecstasy during a 2012 dinner.


'The Voice' Won't Fire Cee-Lo Green Despite Felony Drug Charge
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Cee-Lo Green's seat on "The Voice" is safe although he is currently facing a felony drug charge. Mark Burnett, executive producer on the NBC singing competition series, tells TMZ they have no plans to change the judge line-up, saying, "Cee-Lo will not be fired."

The one-half of soul duo Gnarls Barkley has just pleaded not guilty to the charge for allegedly giving a woman ecstasy or MDMA during a 2012 dinner at an L.A. restaurant. The woman claimed the singer/songwriter slipped ecstasy in her drink and she woke up naked in bed with Green with no memory of how she got there.

The woman also filed sexual assault charges along with the drug charge, but they were thrown out due to insufficient evidence. Green insists what happened between them that night was consensual.

"We are pleased that the Los Angeles County District Attorney has completed its investigation and concluded that the evidence did not support the false and unfounded claims made over a year ago," his lawyer Blair Berk said during his arraignment in a Los Angeles court on Monday, October 21.

The lawyer added, "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."

The next court date is scheduled for November 20. The "F**k You" singer could face four years in jail if found guilty.

"The Voice" is currently in the second week of the Battle Rounds. In the latest episode aired on Monday, Christina Aguilera sent Josh Logan and Destinee Quinn to the Knockouts and stole Will Champlin from Team Adam Levine. Adam, in return, stole Lina Gaudenzi from Team Xtina in addition to keeping James Irwin and James Wolpert.

Blake Shelton picked Austin Jenckes over Brian Pounds. Cee-Lo Green saved George Horga, but Jr. Juhi of his team also advanced after Adam used his steal that night.

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