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Judge bins dancer's assault claim against Winehouse

PUBLISHED: 13:31 30 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:55 23 August 2010

TROUBLED singer Amy Winehouse has been acquitted of assaulting a dancer at a charity event. The 25-year-old appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London on Friday accused of punching burlesque dancer Sherene Flash while backstage at the P

TROUBLED singer Amy Winehouse has been acquitted of assaulting a dancer at a charity event.

The 25-year-old appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on Friday accused of punching burlesque dancer Sherene Flash while backstage at the Prince's Trust Ball in Berkeley Square, London, last September.

It was alleged the star had punched her in the right eye after asking the singer for a photograph, but District Judge Workman dismissed the case saying medical evidence did not show the sort of injury consistent with a forceful punch to the eye.

After the verdict, the Back to Black singer was ushered away by her father, Mitch Winehouse, a cabbie from Greenhithe, through a throng of photographers and cameramen.

She told reporters: "I'm relieved. I'm going home."

A spokesperson added: "Amy would like to thank her family, friends and legal team for their support during this difficult time. She's always maintained her innocence and is very happy to move on with her life and put it behind her.

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