Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case

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Posted: Mar 02, 2015 5:45 PM
Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CeeLo Green has completed more than 150 hours of community service and is complying with counseling requirements that are conditions of his probation in a felony drug case, court records show.

The Grammy Award-winning singer has been working with homeless veterans in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood and with a music foundation, according to a probation report filed in the singer's case Monday.

The favorable report led Superior Court Judge David Herriford to find Green in compliance and order that the singer no longer has to attend court hearings in the case. Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, pleaded no contest in August to furnishing a woman with ecstasy during a 2012 dinner.

He was ordered to serve 45 days of community service and attend 52 drug and alcohol counseling sessions.

Green has been meeting with a therapist individually, who praised the singer's progress.

"He shows up and demonstrates a genuine humbleness not often seen by artists that have achieved this type of success," Dr. Betty Wyman wrote in a letter filed in court.

Green, 39, won a Grammy for the hit "Forget You." He also appeared as a judge on the NBC competition show "The Voice." He left the show after he was charged.

After entering the no-contest plea, Green posted a series of messages on Twitter, including one that read: "Women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" Green later tweeted an apology, but the statements led to the cancellation of a reality show and several concert appearances.

Prosecutors rejected a rape charge against Green when he was charged with the felony drug charge in October 2013. His attorney, Blair Berk, has said Green had consensual sex with the woman he gave ecstasy to during the July 2012 dinner.

In addition to counseling and community service, Green is working on a new album, the probation report states.

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