CeeLo Green removed from 2020 FloydFest lineup

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FLOYD, Va (WFXR) — FloydFest posted a statement early Saturday that CeeLo Green will no longer perform at the 2020 FloydFest.

"It is from deep reflection that I write to you today. I have given great thought to the many voices that were in…

Posted by FloydFest on Saturday, November 2, 2019

Green was announced as a performer on Friday. The lineup announcement faced backlash on social media due to the singer’s alleged sexual assault.

In 2013, a woman accused Green of drugging her and having sex with her. Los Angeles prosecutors charged Green with giving the woman drugs, but decided not to file sexual assault charges.

In the post, Kris Hodges, co-founder of FloydFest, says, “When I booked CeeLo Green I had no knowledge of his past history outside of his incredible contributions to music. However, you have spoken, and I have listened.”

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