Amy Winehouse pleads guilty to assault, gets fine

Off the rails jazz singer, Amy Winehouse, has pleaded guilty to assaulting a manager of the Milton Keynes Theatre in Buckinghamshire last year.

Well known for her erratic behaviour and substance-influenced attacks on random people, Amy pleaded guilty to common assault on 27 year old Robert Pound at the theatre on 19 December 2009. Winehouse was ordered to pay £100 compensation and £85 costs and was also given a two-year conditional discharge. The judge, Peter Crabtree said:

Mr Pound is a person whose job involves interaction with the public. If he’s assaulted he deserves the court’s protection… In this case it’s obvious that alcohol played its part. [Regarding the discharge] It may be harder than a fine because you have now got to stay on the straight and narrow for the next two years.

I don’t think this bodes particularly well for a follow-up to her 2006 album, Back To Black. Unfortunately, the wayward singer may find herself behind bars if she continues this self-destructive behaviour. Hopefully she won’t go that far.

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