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LONDON (AP) -- A judge has acquitted Amy Winehouse of assaulting a fan who asked to take her picture.

District Judge Timothy Workman found the 25-year-old singer not guilty of punching dancer Sherene Flash in the eye after the fan asked to take her picture following a charity ball in September.

Prosecutors claimed it was a deliberate assault. But Winehouse said she had felt intimidated by the drunken Flash — and claimed she was too short to have hit the dancer in the face.

Winehouse shot to stardom with the Grammy-winning album "Back to Black" in 2006, but her music has been overshadowed by reports of drug use, run-ins with the law and a tempestuous marriage.

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LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for Amy Winehouse says a woman who claims she was assaulted by the singer suffered nothing but injured pride.

The 25-year-old singer is on trial accused of hitting dancer Sherene Flash in the eye after the fan asked to take her picture following a charity ball in September.

Prosecutors say it was a deliberate assault.

But Winehouse's lawyer, Patrick Gibbs, told City of Westminster Magistrates' Court that no punch had been thrown. He said "the main injury here was probably to Miss Flash's pride."

Winehouse shot to stardom with the Grammy-winning album "Back to Black" in 2006, but her music has been overshadowed by reports of drug use, run-ins with the law and a tempestuous marriage.

A verdict is expected later Friday.