Winehouse Hubby Pleads Guilty
Amy Winehouse’s husband pleaded guilty June 6 to assaulting a pub landlord last July and trying to cover it up.
Blake Fielder-Civil, who married Winehouse in May 2007 but has since spent half his time behind bars, faces up to 10 years in prison.
Michael Brown of Surrey also admitted assault and causing grievous bodily harm to 36-year-old James King, the landlord of The Macbeth pub in Shoreditch, east London, who was left with severe injuries to his face.
Two others also admitted to perverting justice.
Fielder-Civil, who is in custody in London’s Pentonville Prison, and his three co-defendants will be sentenced at a later date.
King is the only one who will go to trial after pleading not guilty to perverting the course of justice.
He’s accused of taking a £200,000 bribe to try to save his attackers from jail by leaving the country and failing to return for the trial. That would have effectively ensured Fielder-Civil and Brown would be found not guilty of grievous bodily harm. King’s trial opened at Snaresbrook June 10.
Although the pleas were entered June 6, they were not made public until Judge David Radford lifted a media ban on the reporting of them until three days later.
Meanwhile, Amy Winehouse, who has visited her husband on remand and made several appearances in the public gallery during previous court hearings, has apologised for singing racist lyrics in a homemade video after a copy was obtained by News Of The World.
The paper says it shows footage of the Grammy Award-winning star singing, "Blacks, Pakis, Gooks and Nips, Gooks and Nips! And deaf and dumb and blind and gay!" while appearing to smoke drugs through a pipe.
She reportedly told paparazzi photographers waiting outside her London home June 7 that she is sorry for the video blunder and any offense it may have caused.
Earlier this year The Sun published a photo from a video that allegedly showed her taking drugs at her north London home. Police decided not to take action because of a lack of evidence.