Widower of British reality star charged with rape

September 5, 2009 7:33:44 PM PDT
The widower of British reality TV star Jade Goody has appeared in court on a rape charge. Police in London say they charged 22-year-old Jack Tweed after receiving a complaint from a woman. At a court hearing Saturday he was ordered detained until a further appearance Sept. 21.

Tweed and Goody married in February, a month before her death at 27 from cervical cancer.

Weeks later Tweed was jailed for 12 weeks for attacking a cab driver. He has said he has struggled to cope with Goody's death.

Goody was a brash former dental nurse who became famous in 2002 when she appeared on reality TV show "Big Brother." Her public life and death became a national soap opera, and the cause of soul-searching about the nature of celebrity.

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