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Prosecutors Say It's More Involved Than Meets the Eye

11/20/2013 11:01 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Crap is about to hit the fan in CeeLo Green's felony drug case -- at least according to the L.A. County D.A., which just hinted it's on the brink of exposing the FULL story surrounding the singer's ecstasy charge, a story that involves allegations of rape.

CeeLo was back in court today -- when the judge set a date for a preliminary hearing in January -- and prosecutors said they expected the prelim hearing to last several hours.

The reason ... prosecutors said there's a lot more to the drug charge than meets the eye, insinuating they were preparing to delve into the nitty-gritty of the case ... i.e. the sexual assault aspect.

You'll recall, this whole thing started last year ... when a woman accused CeeLo of spiking her drink with ecstasy at a Downtown L.A. sushi joint. She claimed the next thing she remembered was waking up in a bed naked with CeeLo in the room.

CeeLo was eventually cleared of sexual assault due to insufficient evidence, but got hit with a felony drug charge instead.

But the funniest part of today's hearing -- CeeLo spent the entire time standing behind his lawyer Blair Berk, who was blocking him from the cameras. As we reported, Blair objected to cams in the courtroom because she felt they put CeeLo in the spotlight too much.

Overall, CeeLo didn't appear concerned today though -- he shrugged the whole thing off on his way out of court.



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Flying Blind    

a 30 sec ad for a 26 sec clip. That is why I hardly ever ever click on a tmz clip.

334 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

What does it say about a man when all he can wear are XXXXL sweat suits and caftans?

334 days ago

HRH Prince Michael    

Get Real: Los Angeles' new "D.A." has already shown
favoritism to a certain group. While others, get locked-away. Ah, "Affirmative Action".

For YEARS, I've called attention to the FRAUD 2000 "Hanging-Chad Election" AND the FRAUD 2008
A.C.O.R.N.-"Election". Now?
From Florida, to Virginia, to Los Angeles, to Oklahoma,
to New Jersey (Via Las Vegas)....CONFIRMED:
The 2013 Sentence
The Declaration of 2008
The Final Declaration
HRH Prince Michael of The House of David

334 days ago


He looks like the Pillsbury Dough Boy...that got left in the oven too long.

334 days ago

Big Momma    

Wow, even the lawyers in hollywood are trying to shove their ta-ta's in our face, ala klown kardashians, jessica 'boob' simpson, loud mouth sophie vargaras, etc. really inappropriate, but perhaps when uou are representing a "looker" like celo dressed in his lounge suit you want to take the attention away from client.

334 days ago


I never watch The Voice, but I should I guess, but that said I saw a bit last night and he didn't look to happy. Was this taped yesterday?

334 days ago


As Ceelo leaves the courtroom he's heard singing his favorite tune .. "I am the Walrus".. kookoo ke choo

334 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Why is this even news? We all know LA has some serious incompetent DA's when it comes to prosecuting celebrities. He'll walk.

334 days ago


Drugging someone is probably the only way he can get a woman...I have to hit the mute button every time he talks on the voice....the man seriously creeps me out

334 days ago

Charlie Sheen's Watch    

See it for what it is - the D.A. has a weak case. The Attorney representing this fat troll isn't budging and is probably insisting that charges be dropped or reduced to a petty offense.

So the D.A. will, instead, try the case in the public forum, since their case is so weak in a Court of Law!

334 days ago


He's not on trial for his "escapades", and he was already cleared of the assault due to lack of evidence. If the prosecution tries to air his dirty laundry, they'd have to make a convincing case why it's relevant to the drug charge alone.

334 days ago

Ca Girl    

He looks like a kinky MOFO!

334 days ago


"It's more involves!"

Really, TMZ? Have we decided to abandon the English language altogether? Grammar, spelling -- neither of these matters anymore?
"THERE is more INVOLVED than meets the eye." That, my friends, is how you construct a sentence that actually makes SENSE.

334 days ago

(◉_◉) Brush Your Teeth (◉_◉)    

"CeeLo was eventually cleared of sexual assault due to insufficient evidence"


He Couldn't Get It Up!

334 days ago


He definitely has an evil side.

334 days ago
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