Winehouse MIA at Hubby's Sentencing

Blake gets 27 months for assault, bribery; may be out by holidays
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2008 3:32 PM CDT
Amy Winehouse, right, and her husband, Blake Fielder-Civil, arrive at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles in this June 3, 2007, file photo.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Amy Winehouse was nowhere to be seen as a London judge handed husband Blake Fielder-Civil a 27-month prison sentence for beating up a bar owner, then trying to bribe the man to keep quiet, the Daily Mail reports. Fielder-Civil has already spent 9 months in the slammer, and with good behavior could be released in 4½ more.

Though a German model rumored to be Fielder-Civil’s mistress was outside court afterwards, his lawyer said the marriage remains intact: “They are very much committed to each other,” he said of Winehouse and Fielder-Civil, “and their ambition is to divorce themselves from hard drugs and not separate themselves from each other.”