Amy Winehouses husband pleads guilty to assault
Amy Winehouse’s husband Blake Fielder-Civil has pleaded guilty to charges of assault and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
The 26-year-old, who’s been in prison since November 2007 awaiting trial, changed his plea from not guilty to guilty this week in pre-trial arguments. He admitted that on 20 June 2006 he assaulted James King, the landlord of Macbeth’s pub in London, and also pleaded guilty to a charge he conspired to pervert the course of justice by offering King money to drop the charges and leave the country.
Fielder-Civil will be sentenced in about a month, and could face three years in prison – the typical sentence for grievous bodily harm. He could, however, receive more time for his perverting the course of justice charge.
Winehouse wasn’t at London’s Snaresbrook Crown Court to witness Fielder-Civil’s plea change, but she made two visits to court for pre-trial arguments last week.
A friend told People magazine: ‘She promised him she’d be here every day but it just depends on how bad she’s been the night before. ‘She is obsessional about him. She does the same thing about visiting him in prison. She means to go and then she has a bad night and turns up late and they don’t let her in. They don’t mess around there [at London’s Pentonville Prison].
‘[But] this isn’t Amy’s biggest problem. She’s a smart girl and she’s such a great talent and she’s strong,’ the friend added. ‘Nobody can help her at this point until she decides to help herself.’