April 26, 2010 / 2:54 PM / 9 years ago

Goody's widower Jack Tweed cleared of rape

LONDON (Reuters) - Reality TV star Jade Goody’s widower Jack Tweed was cleared of raping a teenager by a jury in a London court on Monday.

Tweed, a 22-year-old club promoter, and his friend Anthony Davis were accused of raping the young student at Tweed’s east London home in the early hours of September 4 last year.

Davis was also acquitted of rape, according to the Press Association.

Tweed was jailed for 12 weeks in April last year, shortly after his wife’s death, for assaulting a taxi driver.

Goody, who shot to fame after appearing on the Big Brother television show, died in March last year after a high profile fight against cancer.

She and Tweed married after doctors told her the cancer had spread and was terminal.

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