Reg Traviss, the former boyfriend of the late pop-star Amy Winehouse, has been arrested and charged with rape according to reports at Yahoo.
The 35 year-old who was dating Winehouse at the time of death faces two counts of rape and will appear before a judge next month.
According to The Daily Mail, the film director has been the mind behind many movies, including Psychosis, which featured Charisma Carpenter and Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins.
Reg Traviss was officially arrested on April 5th by authorities in relation to allegations of a rape charge that dated back to January 18th.
Lawyer for the Crown Prosecution Service, Rebecca Mundy, tells reporters that she gave the go ahead for authorities to take action and seek out Traviss for the arrest on the allegations.
“I have authorized the Metropolitan Police to charge Reginald Traviss with two counts of rape,” says Mundy, adding that “the decision was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.”
The lawyer then informed reporters that the multiple counts of rape took place over a 4-day span dating back to the beginning of the year.
“The alleged offenses took place between 29 December 2011 and 1 January 2012” she said.
The Huffington Post reports that Winehouse’s father spoke with radio station WNYC about his daughter’s plans to start a life with Traviss before she passed away last July, claiming that she was planning to start a family with the director.
“They were trying to have children and they would have got married too,” he said.
Reg Traviss is set to appear in court on July 17th.