Winehouse lover charged with rape
Jun 29 2012
Filmmaker Reg Traviss, who was dating Amy Winehouse at the time of her death, has been charged with rape.
The 35-year-old faces two counts of rape and will appear before magistrates next month.
He was Amy's boyfriend when she died at her home in Camden, north London, last July.
Traviss, who was charged under his full name Reginald, was arrested on April 5 by the Metropolitan Police in relation to an allegation of rape reported on January 18.
Rebecca Mundy, a lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service, said: "I have authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Reginald Traviss with two counts of rape.
"The alleged offences took place between 29 December 2011 and 1 January 2012."
The lawyer from the CPS London Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit added: "The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."
Traviss will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on July 17.
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