Reg Traviss, the boyfriend of late singer Amy Winehouse, is set to be charged with rape, the Crown Prosecution Service in London tells the AFP. Traviss was arrested in April over a claim of rape that was reported back in January.
The 35-year-old film director, who had been dating Winehouse for a year and a half at the time of her death in July 2011, is set to appear in magistrates’ court on July 17. Not many details are available regarding the actual charges.
“I have authorized the Metropolitcan Police to charge Reginald Traviss with two counts of rape. The alleged offenses took place between Dec. 29, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012,” says Rebecca Mundy, lawyer in the Crown Prosecution Service London Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit.