Start spreading the news!!!!
This is really happening!!!
But when fans accused him of getting away with rape on Twitter, he tried to defend himself.
"if someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent"
"women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!"
Ugh. CeeLo's legal argument was that he had consensual sex, but after these comments his entire concept of consent seems a little shady.
Later it seems CeeLo understood the ramifications of his comments, because he apologized, tweeting:
"Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context.
I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this. Please forgive me as it…
…was your support that got me thru this to begin with. I'd never condone the harm of any women. Thank you."
He also deleted the offending tweets, but we guess that wasn't enough. Because then he deleted his ENTIRE account.
Maybe he realized just how horrible what he said was? Or how incriminating it sounded…
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