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Boyfriend of Amy Winehouse 'raped woman as she slept'

Published on Dec 11, 2012 6:14 AM
In a file picture taken on July 26, 2011 Reg Traviss, the former boyfriend of late British singer Amy Winehouse, arrives for a cremation ceremony for her in north London. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - The boyfriend of late Grammy-winning British singer Amy Winehouse allegedly raped a female friend while she was asleep, a British court heard on Monday.

Reg Traviss, 35, a film director who was dating Winehouse when she died of alcohol poisoning at her London home in July last year, faces two counts of rape at Southwark Crown Court in London.

The prosecution claims Traviss attacked the woman, a friend, after she was so drunk she could not stand.

The complainant, who spoke from behind a screen, told the jury of six men and six women that Traviss had been "shattered and quite distressed" by Winehouse's death when she saw him six weeks before the alleged rapes.

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