Green pleaded no contest spiking a woman's drink with ecstasy in court earlier this year
CeeLo Green has defended under fire comedian Bill Cosby, saying that his silence following a string of historic rape allegations made against him should not be seen as an admission of guilt.
Green was quizzed about Cosby, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by 15 different women in recent weeks, including incidents of drugging and raping, by TMZ.
The Gnarls Barkley singer escaped jail time earlier this year after pleading no contest to drugs charges and was then forced to apologise after tweeting controversial remarks about rape immediately afterwards.
On the subject of Cosby, Green said that he “definitely can’t judge” the comedian. Speaking to the US publication, he said: “He [Cosby] hasn’t said anything. Which is also to some an admission of guilt, as well. It just doesn’t seem fair any way you slice it.”
“You can’t defend yourself in that capacity,” he continued. “You just have to let facts be facts and so on and so forth. The facts have to speak the loudest,” he continued. “With that being said, none of this seems fair. But of course, for any victim in the situation it’s highly unfair. It’s not for me to judge him. I definitely can’t judge him. It’s just unfortunate because he’s so beloved to so many.”
Green pleaded no contest to drugs charges earlier this year. The singer was accused of secretly slipping ecstasy into the drink of his dinner date at a sushi restaurant in July 2012, and was sentenced to three years of formal probation and ordered to complete 360 hours of community service.