Singer CeeLo Green has just deleted his Twitter account after sharing some controversial rules on rape.
The singer, who had recently pleaded no contest to charges that he had given a woman ecstasy without her consent in 2012 seemed to be saying that it was only rape if the victim was conscious.
“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously,” he said, adding, “People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!”
“When someone brakes on a home there is broken glass where your plausible proof that anyone was raped?” he continued.
The woman who had taken ecstasy claimed that she had woken up next to Green not knowing what had occurred, but no rape charges were filed due to insufficient evidence. According to Green’s lawyer, they had “consensual relations”.
He was sentenced to three years’ probation and 45 days community service.
He had deleted all of his controversial tweets, before posting an apology.
“Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom!” he wrote. “Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context.”
“I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this. Please forgive me as it..”
“…was your support that got me thru this to begin with. I’d never condone the harm of any women. Thank you.”