Most residents of North Carolina are familiar with Cee Lo Green, the flamboyant and popular singer who is also a judge on the television show, "The Voice." Officials have recently reported that a woman has filed a police report with her local police department that accuses Green of a sex crime.
An investigation is currently ongoing, and official charges have yet to be filed against him. Not much is known about the police report that was filed, but the woman alleges that Green committed sexual battery against her. The singer argues that he has not patronized the restaurant where police officers have questioned employees for three months. It's unknown if the alleged incident happened at that restaurant.
"Nothing ever happened there or anywhere else," Green says.
When someone makes a sex crime allegation against a famous person, such as Green, the media coverage can be relentless. Unfortunately, in cases such as this one, the media coverage can damage the reputation of the accused even when he or she is later proven to be innocent.
Unfortunately, people are sometimes wrongfully convicted of crimes. Due to the incendiary nature of sex crimes, the publicity and the seriousness of the charges, it is essential that those accused of crimes such as statutory rape, sexual assault and solicitation of a minor know their legal rights and obtain competent legal representation.
A defense attorney can challenge erroneous eyewitness identification or object to an unlawful search and seizure of evidence. Experienced defense attorneys will interview all prospective witnesses, investigate the charges and exploit any weaknesses in the prosecution's case.
Source: Huffington Post, "Cee Lo Green Sexual Assault Allegations: Singer Denies Any Wrongdoing," Cavan Sieczkowski, Nov. 1, 2012