25 July 2009
AMY WINEHOUSE walked free from court on Friday (24Jul09) after she was cleared of assaulting a fan at a charity ball in London last year (08).
The Back to Black hitmaker was accused of lashing out at dancer Sherene Flash and punching her in the face after an argument over a photograph.
London's City of Westminster Magistrates Court heard Flash had approached Winehouse at the charity event last September (08) and asked if she would pose for a picture.
But as Flash lined up next to the singer, she alleged Winehouse struck her above the right eye.
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Flash told she court she was left "crying and shocked" after the incident.
But Winehouse was cleared of one charge of assault after insisting she had merely pushed Flash away because she was "scared".
Earlier the singer's lawyer, Patrick Gibbs, told the court, "The main injury here was probably to Miss Flash's pride."