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Judge clears Winehouse

July 25, 2009|Associated Press

A British judge acquitted Amy Winehouse on Friday of assaulting a fan who asked to take her picture, a dose of good news in the beehived soul diva's tumultuous life.

District Judge Timothy Workman found the 25-year-old singer not guilty of punching dancer Sherene Flash in the eye after the fan asked to take her picture backstage at the Prince's Charity Trust Ball in London last September.

Prosecutors claimed it was a deliberate assault. But Winehouse said she had merely pushed Flash because she felt intimidated and claimed she was too short to have punched the dancer in the face.

The judge said after hearing the evidence that he could not be sure the blow had been deliberate. "The charge is dismissed and the defendant discharged," he said.

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