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Amy Winehouse's ex-boyfriend 'raped sleeping friend and kept her underwear – then told her: I always wanted to do this to you'
Film director Reg Traviss faces two counts of rape after drunken night out
Accused of raping female friend at his London flat and keeping underwear
The 35-year-old denies the charges and claims the sex was consensual
09:35 GMT, 11 December 2012
The former fiance of singer Amy Winehouse raped a friend as she slept and then told her: ‘I always wanted to do this to you’, a court heard yesterday.
Film director Reg Traviss, 35, attacked the fashion designer, a friend of five years, twice in his flat after a drunken night out, it was alleged.
After the attack he told her he was going to keep her underwear, it was claimed.
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Couple: Amy Winehouse and Reg Traviss in June 2010 in London. He appeared in court today on two counts of raping a female friend of his last year
Traviss had been in a relationship
with Miss Winehouse from early 2010 and they were planning to marry when
she died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011 aged 27.
The alleged attack took place six
months later on December 30, after Traviss and the designer drank
cocktails in three central London bars.
Reg Traviss arrives at Southwark Crown Court. He is accused of twice raping a woman at his flat on December 30 2011
At the end of the night the woman was
allegedly too drunk to stand. Traviss persuaded her to go back to his
flat in Marylebone, it was said. The victim claims this was the last
thing she remembered before waking up to him raping her. Traviss then
stopped when she asked him to and offered her a drink.
After drinking a glass of wine the
woman passed out again. She then woke up to find him raping her for a
second time, Southwark Crown Court was told.
She said she remembered drifting in
and out of consciousness and hearing Traviss say: ‘Oh, I always wanted
to do this to you.’ She later told police: ‘It felt just like a bad
Katherine Lumsdon, prosecuting, told the jury: ‘She said she would not have consented to sex even if she had been conscious.’
Miss Lumsdon told the jury that the pair drank cocktails, several rum and coke drinks and shots during their night out.
The prosecutor added: ‘She asked Reg
to put her in a cab so that she could go home. He suggested she stay at
his as it was closer. She was also aware that a black cab was unlikely
to take her as she couldn’t stand.
‘She remembers him asking, “Would you like to stay at mine” She does not remember her reply, but assumes she said yes.
‘That’s the last thing she remembers before waking up in his bed.’
Couple: Traviss and girlfriend Amy Winehouse arriving for the premiere of his film Psychosis in July 2010
She realised what was happening, asked what he was doing and told him to stop.
‘He stopped. She was very shocked,’
said Miss Lumsdon. ‘She could not process what had happened and could
hardly believe it. He was acting as if nothing had happened at all.’
The woman was ‘extremely weak’ and
was unable to get out of bed until the afternoon. As she got dressed she
realised she could not find her underwear and asked Traviss if he had
seen it. Traviss allegedly replied: ‘I actually want to keep them.’
Giving evidence from behind a screen, the woman said she had thought Traviss would be sleeping on the sofa.
Accused: Traviss (pictured right outside the north London home of Amy Winehouse where she was found dead last year)
denies the charges and claims the sex was consensual
She said: ‘I remember waking up in his bed and he was having sex with me. I couldn’t understand what was going on.
‘I fell asleep again and I woke up to
him doing the same thing to me. At that point I was so tired. I had
this blurry understanding of what was happening.
‘I wasn’t sure if it was a dream or if it was happening and I passed out again.
‘I did not expect it to happen. I did not want to have sex with him.
‘I don’t fancy him and I would not have said yes if I was sober.’
Traviss was dating singer Amy Winehouse before she died last year aged 27
She said that Traviss had been
someone she saw a few times a year but after Miss Winehouse’s death she
decided to spend more time with him.
‘His ex-girlfriend had just died. He
was quite shattered and distressed and I felt bad for not spending more
time with him,’ she said.
The court heard that at the time the
woman did not understand ‘the full scale of what had happened to her’
and did not give police a full account until February. Traviss was
arrested on April 5.
In a police interview he disputed her account, claiming she was only ‘seven out of ten’ drunk and that the sex was consensual.
Traviss denies two counts of rape. The trial continues.
Traviss and Winehouse's father Mitch view tributes to the dead singer last year
VIDEO: Reg Traviss arrives at court to face rape charges
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