Jack Tweed's mates had a punch-up in a nightclub early yesterday with a group of men who called him a rapist.
Jack, 22, and his friends were on a night out in Central London to celebrate his acquittal in a trial where he faced rape charges.The two groups squared up in the VIP area of nightclub Alto and a fight broke out.Chantelle Houghton, Bianca Gascoigne and Kara Tointon were among the guests but they were not involved in the brawl.
Jack seemed shocked after the fight and one of his friends, believed to be called Rick Klein, was later seen outside with his clothes spattered in blood.A source said: "Jack doesn't seem to realise that wherever he goes from now on blokes are going to call him names just to wind him up."He thinks it's business as usual but if you get accused of rape, it sticks - whether you're convicted or not"If Jack's mates fight with people every time he is called a rapist, the NHS is going to need more blood."The police were not called but security staff at Alto closed the club's doors for 15 minutes as they defused the situation and a member of staff mopped up the blood.Jack eventually left at 3.30am and carried on boozing in nearby Covent Garden.The source said: "He looked totally dazed by the whole incident."He just wanted a quiet drink with his mates after a hellish few months.
"On Monday the club promoter and pal Anthony Davis were cleared of rape after a woman accused them of assaulting her at Jack's home in East London last year.Jack, who is reality TV star Jade Goody's widower, said after the trial: "I'd like to thank my legal team who fought to establish my innocence. I now wish to put the last eight months behind me and rebuild my life as a 22-year-old man."He has two convictions for assault, one on a boy of 16.