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Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Cee Lo Green Being Investigated for Sexual Battery

Cee Lo Green is denying that he committed sexual battery against a woman at a restaurant in Los Angeles, according to a report by TMZ.

The police reportedly are interviewing employees of the unnamed restaurant, but have yet to bring any charges against the “Forget You” singer and judge on “The Voice.”

Cee Lo strongly denied any wrongdoing and told TMZ he hasn’t been to the restaurant in three months.

“Nothing ever happened there or anywhere else,” he said.

Green does have a history of abuse directed at women. In 2001, he was arrested for threatening his former wife and smashing the windows of their car. He had to spend two days in jail on disorderly conduct charges, and was placed on probation for a year.

In September, it was announced that Green, 38, one of the most imaginative figures in hip hop, will executive produce a comedy partly based on his life. The comedy, which will be part of the first-look deal he signed with NBC, according to Deadline.com. The series will be written by Ali Leroi, co-creator of “Everybody Hates Chris” and developer of “Are We There Yet?” Cee Lo’s character will be based on his real-life relationship with his ex-wife and children, focusing on a big music star trying to find balance with his frenetic home life.

Green just appeared in the film “Sparkle” as the gritty, amusing soul singer named Blue.

In September, “The Voice” announced that Green and Christina Aguilera will be replaced by Shakira and Usher as celebrity coaches next spring. NBC said Aguilera and Green are taking a break, not leaving the show permanently. Original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain on board.

Green is so busy that he had to push back the opening of his Las Vegas show to 2013 because he has so much going on. Over the summer he was in Atlanta at his alma mater, Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, to announce the creation of an environmental education nonprofit called GreenHouse Foundation that he’s starting with his sister Shedonna Alexander.

About Nick Chiles

Nick Chiles, Editor-in-Chief of AtlantaBlackStar, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He has written or co-written 13 books and won over a dozen major journalism awards during a journalism career that brought him to the Dallas Morning News, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey and New York Newsday, in addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of Odyssey Couleur travel magazine.

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