Winehouse's husband gets 27 months in jail

July 21, 2008 8:33:14 AM PDT
A judge on Monday sentenced Amy Winehouse's husband to 27 months in jail for assault and obstructing justice.

Blake Fielder-Civil has admitted beating up pub manager James King in a barroom fight in 2006 and then offering him $400,000 to keep quiet about it.

Passing sentence at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Judge David Radford told Fielder-Civil he had behaved in a "gratuitous, cowardly and disgraceful" way. Winehouse wasn't in court.

The 24-year-old singer and Fielder-Civil, 26, married in Miami in May 2007. He was arrested in November and has been in jail ever since.

Winehouse has become an international star since she released the Grammy-winning album, "Back to Black," in 2006. But her music has been overshadowed by reports of drug use, her run-ins with the law and her tempestuous relationship with Fielder-Civil.