05/02/2012 01:17 pm ET Updated May 02, 2012

Cee Lo Green Arrest: Singer Charged With Simple Assault In 2001

Cee Lo Green may play the part of maniacal judge -- creepily stroking his white cat -- on "The Voice," but it turns out that Green actually does have a dark past.

According to Star magazine and Radar Online, Green (née Thomas DeCarlo Callaway) was arrested in 2001 after reportedly threatening his then-wife and smashing in the windows of their Jaguar.

The 36-year-old singer's wife, Christina Johnson, called authorities and Green was arrested two days later for "simple assault (family violence)" and "disorderly conduct." But Green wasn't behind bars for long; he was released the same day on $2,800 bail.

But the "F--k You" singer's legal problems weren't over. He failed to appear at his court date and a warrant was issued for his arrest, leading him to spend two more days in jail. Green later pled no contest to his simple assault charges and was sentenced to 12 months of probation, domestic violence counseling and random drug and alcohol testing.

Since the altercation, which happend nearly 11 years ago, Green has admitted that he has gained control of his temper -- no doubt channeling his anger into the wacky Cee Lo singing hopefuls have come to know on the talent show.

Click over to Radar Online for more details on Green's arrest and to see the singer's mugshot.



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