Grammy-winning singer Cee Lo Green apologized on Tuesday night for statements he had earlier made about rape on Twitter.
Returning to the microblogging site after deleting his account on Sunday, he tweeted, "I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe."
On Sunday, in what apparently was an exchange with other Twitter users, Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, sent a series of messages questioning the real nature of rape. "People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" one of his tweets said.
Green, 40, was pertaining to a court case in which he pleaded no contest to giving a woman ecstasy on a dinner date in 2012. The woman claimed she had no memory of the time between the dinner and waking up beside the singer naked.
"If someone is passed out they are not even WITH you consciously! so WITH implies consent," he continued.
Shortly after sending the tweets, he issued an apology in another series of messages.
"Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness and freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out context," the first tweet in the series said.
"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," his last tweets said.
Green pleaded no contest on Friday to a felony charge of furnishing ecstasy to the woman, who also accused of him of raping her after the dinner date in 2012. Prosecutors, however, found insufficient evidence for a rape case.
The singer was sentenced to three years' probation and 45 days community service.
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