Amy Winehouse in court over assault claim

Amy Winehouse pictured outside Westminster Magistrates Court.
Singer Amy Winehouse appeared in court Tuesday, charged with common assault over an incident late last year.

Winehouse arrived at London’s City of Westminster Magistrates Court wearing her signature black beehive hairdo and a low-cut multicolored tank top. Accompanied by her father, Mitch Winehouse, she made brief comments to a throng of photographers before disappearing inside the building. Tuesday’s court appearance is just an initial hearing in the case, said her spokesman, Chris Goodman, and a verdict is not expected. A date for the next hearing has not been set, he said. The 25-year-old Grammy-award-winning singer was charged with in connection with an incident last September, police said. The altercation involved Winehouse hitting a fan after agreeing to pose for a photograph at a London charity ball, British media reported. Police questioned Winehouse earlier this month in connection with the incident. Winehouse faces the possibility of another potentially damaging court case after husband Blake Fielder-Civil earlier this year asked his lawyer to commence divorce proceedings citing adultery.