Will Cee-Lo’s Apology Be His Achilles Heel in His Sexual Assault Case? What the Law Says…

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

What was the real meaning of singer Cee-Lo’s apology to a woman who is now claiming that The Voice judge slipped her some Estacy during their West Coast encounter at a local restaurant?

According to gossip site TMZ, the woman attempted to file a report in her local city after the allege incident however it was then referred to the LAPD for further investigation.

While details of the event are sketchy to say the least, there is allegedly a tape recording of the singer apologizing for what the victim characterizes as an admission that something in fact happened.

Here is what TMZ is reporting:

The woman who filed a police report accusing Cee Lo of sexual battery secretly recorded a conversation with the singer, and sources involved in the case tell TMZ … Cee Lo admitted slipping her a drug and then having sex with her — something the singer denies.

The woman has told cops … Cee Lo took her to a downtown L.A. restaurant in July. They had a drink and she says she remembers nothing after that. The woman claims the next thing she knew she was lying naked in a bed and Cee Lo was in the room.

We’re told the woman, who does not live in California, almost immediately went to her local law enforcement agency and reported the incident. The matter was eventually referred to the LAPD.

Sources tell us … LAPD detectives had the woman make a “pretext call” — a call in which someone baits the other party into acknowledging a crime or other misdeed — and it was recorded.

Sources involved in the case represent to TMZ … Cee Lo is on tape, repeatedly apologizing and referencing MDMA (Ecstasy) — though he does not specifically say he put it in her drink. Sources say Cee Lo told her he thought the drug would help them have an exciting time together. For the record, MDMA generally does not render people unconscious.

Sources connected with Cee Lo scoff at the claim, saying if the tape contained such admissions Cee Lo would already be under arrest.

In order  to successfully prosecute a person in California for sexual assault under the circumstances that are alleged in the Cee-Lo Green case, the following elements must exist according to California Penal Code:

(d) Any person who commits an act of sexual penetration, and the victim is at the time unconscious of the nature of the act and this is known to the person committing the act or causing the act to be committed, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for three, six, or eight years. As used in this subdivision, "unconscious of the nature of the act" means incapable of resisting because the victim meets one of the following conditions:
 (1) Was unconscious or asleep. (2) Was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant that the act occurred.
Source: California Penal Code Section 289
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