Amy Winehouse's Husband Pleads Not Guilty

Amy Winehouse's Husband Pleads Not Guilty
Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil
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updated 02/29/2008 at 07:00 AM EST

originally published 02/29/2008 08:25AM

Amy Winehouse failed to turn up to court in London Friday to see her husband Blake Fielder-Civil plead not guilty to charges stemming from a pub brawl.

Fielder-Civil's mother Georgette, a fixture at his court dates, also did not appear.

The normally merry Fielder-Civil – dressed in a gray Gap sweatshirt and jeans – was subdued during the two-hour hearing. He pleaded not guilty to conspiring to pervert the course of justice, a charge which arose from his being accused of causing grievous bodily harm to a pub landlord in June 2006.

A source close to Winehouse says, "She's a mess at the moment. I don't think she's visiting him much either."

Fielder-Civil is allowed two visits per week while incarcerated. And because of Winehouse's fame, the couple's visits are no longer held in the prison's communal area, which the source describes as "like a really nasty [cafeteria]."

Winehouse moved to a new apartment in London's Camden neighborhood on Wednesday as a hearing on her and Fielder-Civil's appeal of a fine for marijuana possession was postponed. On Thursday, British music magazine NME announced at its annual awards ceremony that she'd won its worst-dressed award. She did not attend the ceremony.
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