Film director and former love of Amy Winehouse, Reg Traviss, has been arrested and questioned in connection with an alleged rape, it has emerged this week.
35-year-old Traviss, was question under police caution, on April 5th. He attended the police station under prior arrangement made by his legal representatives.
Friends have expressed their deep shock over this matter and vow to support Traviss all the way in clearing his name. It comes after a women reported an incident to police earlier this year, in January. A source close to Traviss has told the Daily Mail: “He does know the women who made the report to police and he completely denies the allegations.” Adding: “He will do everything in his power to fight this.”
Traviss had been dating the ‘ Back to Black ‘ singer for two years at the time of her death, back in July 2011. News of her passing hit fans hard, worldwide, and an out pouring of grief and shock soon followed. Traviss accompanied the Winehouse family a short while after that tragic day, to meet with fans and well wishers who had gathered outside Amy’s Camden Square home. It was clearly a hard ask for all involved, and he later spoke to The Sun, saying: “The last three days have been hell. We have suffered a terrible untimely loss and want peace now. I can’t describe what I am going through and I want to thank, so much, all of the people who have paid their respects and who are mourning the loss of Amy, such a beautiful, brilliant person and my dear love. I have lost my darling who I loved very much.”
He also added: “She has been full of life and so upbeat recently, exercising everyday and doing yoga. This terrible thing is like an accident.”
Amy’s father Mitch, addressed the congregation at her funeral, with fond words for Reg, and his relationship with his daughter, saying: “Amy found love with Reg. He helped her with her problems and Amy was looking forward to their future together.” He went on by adding: “She was the happiest she had been in years.”
A spokesman representing the Metropolitan Police, released this statement earlier this week: “A 35-year-old man was arrested by appointment, on April 5th, by officers from the Westminster Sapphire Unit, in relation to an allegation of rape, reported to police on January 18th. He is bailed to return to a central London police station in early July.”
No further details have been released regarding this matter and Traviss is yet to make any comment.
Island Records will release “Lioness:Hidden Treasures” the third album from Amy Winehouse, on December 3rd 2011.
Amy Winehouse is one of the most talented music artists of our time, and it is hard to believe, that she only released two albums. Her songs, and the way she sang them are iconic. Following her tragic death in July this year, producers and musicians who worked closely with Amy Winehouse, have spent time listening over many recordings, that Amy made, before, during and after the release of her first two albums.
While listening Music producer and friend to Amy along Mark Ronson with Salaam Remi realised that as Amy never sang a song the same way twice, and that she had recorded songs that had never even been released, that they had a collection of priceless recordings, that should of course be heard by her fans, so Lioness:Hidden Treasures was born.
The 12 track collection features previously unreleased tracks, alternative versions of existing classics as well as a couple of brand new Amy compositions. It has been compiled in close association of Amy’s family and management, and record label Island Records.
the official announcement stated;
“it proves a fitting tribute to the artist, the talent and the woman and serves as a reminder of Amy’s extraordinary powers as a songwriter, a singer and an interpreter of classics”