Goody's Widower Considered Suicide Over Rape Trial
The widower of tragic British reality TV star Jade Goody considered taking his own life after he was accused of rape last year (09).
Jack Tweed, who married Goody a month before she lost her battle with cancer in March 2009, served two jail sentences during his relationship with the star after he was convicted of attacking a teenager with a golf club in 2006 and assaulting a taxi driver in 2008.
Tweed's legal troubles spiralled again last September (09) when he was arrested and charged with raping a teenage girl at a party.
The 23 year old went on trial in April (10) and was cleared of the charge, but Tweed admits the accusation took a toll on his mental health and at his lowest point, he considered killing himself.
He tells Britain's The Sun, "I was proved innocent. Because of my behaviour in the past I knew everyone would assume I was guilty, even though I wasn't, and I knew I had let Jade down.
"I thought about hanging myself but I was too much of a coward. I'm not brave like Jade was. I have a lot of regrets but I am lucky that the truth finally came out and I was acquitted. Now I just want a chance to mend my ways..."