Festivals dump Cee Lo Green after rape comment

2014-09-10 10:54

New York - Cee Lo Green has been dropped from his last remaining performance dates as outrage builds over the R&B star's treatment of a woman and subsequent comments on rape.

The BayFest Music Festival in Alabama - the last concert date listed on Green's website - said late
On Monday that it had cancelled his 4 October performance.

Green's remarks "are contrary to the beliefs and conscience" of the festival, organisers said in a statement.

The singer was earlier dropped by a Washington festival organised for troops by the US military - which itself has faced accusations that it is not doing more to stop rape - and by the Gretna Heritage Festival in Louisiana.

The TBS network also cancelled his reality show The Good Life.

Green - a five-time Grammy winner whose song Crazy with Gnarls Barkley was a massive hit in 2006 - was in August put on probation for giving a 33-year-old woman ecstasy without her knowledge.

Green had gone with the woman from a Los Angeles restaurant to her hotel. Prosecutors did not charge him with rape of an intoxicated person, citing lack of evidence.

Green later wrote a series of tweets, including, "People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!"

The singer later deleted the tweets and apologised for "comments attributed to me" on Twitter.

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