Amy Winehouse Accused Of Assaulting Fan
July 23, 2009 at 4:48 AM (PT)
A prosecutor told a LONDON court THURSDAY that AMY WINEHOUSE "used deliberate and unjustifiable violence" when she punched a fan who had asked for a photograph. WINEHOUSE is standing trial on an assault charge, accused of attacking another guest at a charity ball last SEPTEMBER. Dancer SHERENE FLASH alleges she was hit in the eye by the 25-year-old singer after asking to take her picture.
Prosecutor LYALL THOMPSON said WINEHOUSE appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or "some other substance" when she hit FLASH. THOMPSON said WINEHOUSE initially agreed to have her picture taken, but may have been angered when a drunken friend of FLASH tried to get into the photo.
"Miss WINEHOUSE may have felt she had generously agreed to be photographed on her own and not with a drunken stranger," THOMPSON said. But he said that was no excuse for hitting FLASH in the eye. "This was a deliberate assault by Miss WINEHOUSE. There was nothing accidental about Miss WINEHOUSE's actions."