Published Oct 31, 2012Cee Lo Green is celebrating his Magic Moment this holiday season, but the ever-busy soul singer/TV personality has also landed in a bit of legal hot water. Although no charges have been officially filed, the man born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway is apparently being accused of sexual battery.
TMZ reports that the LAPD is currently investigating the claims, which a woman recently filed. The police have reportedly questioned the manager of a restaurant in the city, along with several of its employees, implying that the alleged incident may have taken place at the establishment.
Beyond that, no concrete details about the case have emerged. The identity of the woman and the restaurant are under wraps, and it's unclear exactly what Cee Lo is being accused of.
The singer has already denied the accusations, saying that he hasn't been to the restaurant in three months. He told TMZ, "Nothing ever happened there or anywhere else."
Perhaps Cee Lo will shed some light on what happened (or didn't happen) when he releases his planned memoir next year. Meanwhile, he can be seen as one of the coaches on the televised singing competition The Voice.
UPDATE: On November 9, Cee Lo's camp offered the following statement: "Given that the matter is under investigation, we obviously cannot speak as freely as we'd like. What we can say is that these allegations are despicable, untrue, and deeply hurtful to CeeLo, his children, and his family. We are confident that when all the facts come out, it will be clear that if anyone was victimized here, it was CeeLo. In the meantime, CeeLo is deeply grateful for the overwhelming support he has received from his fans, his friends, and his colleagues."