by : Celebs101 Staff on 21-Jan-2010
The troubled British R & B singer pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault and a public order offence after disrupting a performance of "Cinderella" starring Hollywood legend on December 19 in Milton Keynes, north of London.Amy Winehouse
was fined and ordered to pay compensation on Wednesday after assaulting a theatre manager during a Christmas pantomime.
Appearing before Milton Keynes magistrates court, the 26-year-old vocalist admitted attacking front-of-house manager Richard Pound after he told her she had had too much to drink and asked her to leave the theatre.
Winehouse, who appeared under her legal name Amy Civil, was ordered to pay him £100 (115 euros, 160 dollars) in compensation and £85 in court costs. She was also given a two year conditional discharge.
The prosecution said Winehouse left the auditorium to go to the toilet and asked Pound for a double vodka and coke from the bar. He refused, saying she had drunk enough and asked her to leave. She then attacked him.
In passing sentence, District Judge Peter Crabtree said it was clear that "alcohol played its part".
"Mr Pound is a person whose job involves interaction with the public," he said. "If he's assaulted, he deserves the court's protection."
Winehouse rocketed to international fame after winning five Grammy awards for her second album "Back to Black" (2006) and its hit single "Rehab", but has since been engaged in a well-documented struggle with drugs.
Under the terms of the conditional discharge order, if Winehouse commits any further offences within the next two years, her sentence is likely to be reviewed.
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