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Amy Winehouse Acquitted for Assault

Amy Winehouse is familiar with court: she was there recently to finalize her divorce, and returned on Friday to face charges that she had assaulted a fan who had asked to take her picture at a charity ball in September. Winehouse denied punching the fan (a “tipsy” Burlesque dancer) saying that she had merely been intimidated by her and “pushed her up.” Apparently that satisfied the British judge, who acquitted her on the grounds that both parties had been drunk, and there was no way of knowing that it wasn’t an accident. Winehouse fanned herself with a notebook during the trial, but expressed her relief afterwards. Said Winehouse of the incident: “I was scared. I’m not Mickey Mouse. I’m a human being.”