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Amy’s ex pleads not guilty to rape

London - Reg Traviss has pleaded not guilty to rape.

The director - the former boyfriend of late singer Amy Winehouse - appeared at London's Southwark Crown Court yesterday (12.09.12), where he denied two counts of rape on New Year's Eve last year (31.12.11).

British filmmaker Reg Traviss, centre, after the funeral of singer Amy Winehouse. Photo: Joel Ryan. Credit: AP

Traviss - who was dressed in a grey suit, white shirt and red tie - was bailed until December 10 when he will face a three-day trial. The 35-year-old film maker was formally charged under his full name Reginald in June after a woman alleged she got drunk on a night out and the next thing she remembers was him having sex with her, the court heard.

Rebecca Mundy, a lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service, said in June: "I have authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Reginald Traviss with two counts of rape.

"The alleged offences took place between 29 December 2011 and 1 January 2012.

"The decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

The sexual assault was first reported on January 18 and Traviss - who was dating Amy at the time of her death at her home in Camden, North London, in July last year - was arrested on April 5 by the Metropolitan Police. - Bang Showbiz

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