The film director thinks men accused of rape should be given anonymity

Amy Winehouse‘s boyfriend Reg Traviss was yesterday cleared of rape at Southwark Crown Court.

The film director had been accused of sexually attacking a drunken friend while she slept last December but, after less than three hours of deliberation, the jury decided they’d had sex consensually.

‘I’m just relieved it’s all over. The whole process has been crazy,’ said Reg outside court.

‘The person that made that complaint wasn’t investigated, she wasn’t looked into. I don’t think it should have gone past the police investigation.

‘I have no idea why she did it but she did. I feel numb and betrayed.’

Reg, 35 – who was dating Amy when she died at the age of 27 in July 2011 – told crowds that he wants men accused of rape to be given anonymity from the press.

He’s sure that police or prosecutors didn’t ‘for one minute’ think he was guilty but the accusations were allowed to be reported in newspapers.

‘No one believed it but my name was still associated with those headlines,’ said Reg.

‘That’s going to be the case unless anonymity is given to the accused in cases like this.’

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Anna Duff