Winehouse Wins Photog Ban

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted May 1, 2009 9:08 PM CDT
A fan tries to touch singer Amy Winehouse as she leaves Westminster Magistrates Court after facing charges of common assault on March 17, 2009 in London, England.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – A British court has granted Amy Winehouse a 100-meter paparazzi-free zone when she returns from the Caribbean to her new house in London, the Guardian reports. Claiming harassment, the singer won an injunction against the pap agency Big Pictures and any "persons unknown" who try to photograph her there. "Every time she got in her car she was chased or was jostled," a rep said.

The daily crowd of photogs is also dangerous by their absence, said another source, tipping burglars to rob Winehouse's old Camden house in January because they knew she was away. Stars like Lily Allen and Sienna Miller have already won injunctions against Big Pictures. Company owner Darryn Lyons said he was "disappointed" by the latest ban and blamed rogue paps for causing trouble.