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Jade Goody's Widower Charged With Rape

Tweed has admitted alcohol abuse in dealing with reality star's death
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2009 4:39 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jack Tweed, the troubled widower of late UK reality star Jade Goody, has been charged with raping a 19-year-old woman, the Daily Mail reports. Officers arrested the 22-year-old and a friend after the woman told police the men assaulted her in a bedroom at Tweed’s rented home. Tweed, who will be held in custody until a hearing later this month, is no stranger to the law and has admitted to battling demons since Goody's death from cervical cancer.

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Tweed was released from prison in January after serving part of an 18-month sentence for beating a teenager with a golf club, and in May completed half of a 12-week sentence for assaulting a taxi driver. Tweed also made headlines for frequenting London nightclubs just weeks after Goody’s funeral. “I'm drinking quite a lot,” he has said. “I've got to go and see someone, or I've got to stop.”
(Read more Jack Tweed stories.)

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