A film director has been cleared of raping a sleeping woman at his central London flat.
Reg Traviss, 35, who was the boyfriend of singer Amy Winehouse when she died, denied raping the woman twice early on New Year’s Eve 2011.
She told Southwark Crown Court she was too drunk to stand and would not have had sex with him.
But Mr Traviss said she had seduced him after a night’s drinking and the sex at his Marylebone flat was consensual….
Leaving court, Mr Traviss hit out at the authorities for not stopping “the train” of a very weak prosecution.
Calling for anonymity for defendants in rape cases, he said: “In a nutshell she [the complainant] is either mentally ill or she is evil and had an agenda.
“Whether or not that worked out or would be fulfilled, she was also on that train and had to see it through to the end.”
The trial heard the complainant often talked about being “skint”.
Mr Traviss said he believed if he had been convicted the complainant may have tried to sue him.
“It could have been purely monetary,” he said.
“She might have perceived it as a one-night stand and felt ashamed and tried to justify it by saying I have taken advantage of her.
“None of us know why she did it.”