Winehouse’s husband hired man to beat up Doherty

June 11th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Amy Winehouse

London, June 11 (IANS) Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse’s husband hired a thug to beat up rocker Pete Doherty for 20,000 pounds ($39,000). According to, the husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who is in jail, suspected that Winehouse was having an affair with Doherty and asked Richard Lyttle to beat him up.

Lyttle said: “We were sitting in my cell and he said, ‘If you get Doherty for me I’ll give you 20,000 pounds.’ He kept saying, ‘Can you arrange it?’ and telling me to get some guys to his house. He knew the address. He said, ‘Amy’s obviously sleeping with him.’ He knew I used to be a doorman and knew some tough people. He said he wanted him smashed to pieces.”

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