Two celebrities pled no contest to charges related to mistreating women today. I actually worked on a post about Ray J this morning and then scrapped it because it was not a story I had been covering here. The fact that there were two plea deals made today just struck me as odd so I thought I would mention it.
First up, CeeLo Green plead no contest to a felony charge of supplying a controlled substance stemming from charges made by a woman who says he slipped ecstasy into her drink and she later woke up nude in his bed.
According to Rolling Stone, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that the singer was “immediately sentenced by Superior Court Judge Mark Young to three years of formal probation and ordered to complete 360 hours of community service.” He must also complete 52 Alcohol Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meetings with a private therapist.
CeeLo has admitted to doing ecstasy with a women while on a date. The woman later made charges that CeeLo had drugged her without her knowledge and taken advantage of her. The report was disputed by eye witnesses who said she left a bar with CeeLo that not and did not show signs of impairment.
On closer inspection, Ray J Norwood made his plea deal yesterday. Ray J was involved in some sort of drunken incident at the Beverly Wilshire last May. After a woman complained hat Ray J had touched her bottom in the hotel bar, Ray J was asked to leave. He threw a hissy fit with the valets and was arrested by Beverly Hills police. Once inside the cop car, he freaked out and began kicking the windows and shattering them. He then had his ankles restrained and in the process he spit on the cops. He was charged with four misdemeanor counts of sexual battery, vandalism, resisting arrest and battery.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Edward Moreton sentenced Norwood, 33, to three years of probation and 50 hours of community service for the trespassing conviction. He’ll also have to attend alcohol therapy and anger management classes. Norwood also is banned from the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, to which he must pay restitution determined at a hearing in December.”
It seems like Ray J had the better lawyer.