Monday, September 8, 2014

CeeLo Green dropped from Navy concert over rape remarks

CeeLo Green dropped from Navy concert over rape remarks
Stars and Stripes
By Erik Slavin
Published: September 8, 2014

Performer CeeLo Green has been dropped from a Navy-sponsored concert after posting comments about sexual assault on Twitter, according to a Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation statement.

Green was scheduled to sing at Naval District Washington’s Freedom Live concert Sept. 20, but the Navy reconsidered after a series of tweets on what constitutes rape.

“People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” Green wrote Sept. 2, according to tweets that were captured by several websites.

Green also reportedly wrote that “if someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH implies consent.”

Green, who has been a contestant coach on the television show “The Voice,” made the comments after pleading no contest Aug. 29 to a charge of supplying a woman with the drug Ecstasy in 2012, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

The victim stated that she shared a drink with Green in a restaurant and woke up the next morning with no memory of the previous night, according to the Times.
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