Mitch Winehouse, the father of troubled singer Amy Winehouse is threatening to sue the makers of a documentary about his late daughter. Claiming that the film casts him in a negative light as an absent father, Mitch said,
“I felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”
“I am painted as being an absent father during her last years. It gives the impression the family weren’t there.”ADVERTISEMENT
After watching the first edit Mitch said that he’s planning on taking legal action with plans to sue for defamation. He also instructed his lawyers to try to cease the film’s release. “Amy” is slated for a July 3rd release in the UK.
“They had a pretty good idea of the film they wanted to make from the off and weren’t going to let anything, like the truth or Amy’s friends, get in the way.”
However, it wasn’t just his portrayal in the documentary that has gotten Mitch all riled up, in the documentary, Amy’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil allegedly accuses Mitch for the singer’s downward spiral.
Fielder-Civil has previously admitted that he introduced the singer to hard drugs and was there when she first took heroin.
“How they can allow him to make that claim about me is so hurtful and beyond belief.”
The film entitled “Amy” was made by Senna Director Asif Kapadia and will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival next month.
According to a spokesman for the film:
“We came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family and we approached the project with total objectivity. We conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy. The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.”
Best known for her soulful voice and beautiful songs including “Valerie”, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “Love Is A Losing Game”, Amy won five Grammy Awards for her second album “Back to Black”, which broke records at the time of her death to become the UK’s best-selling album of the 21st century.
Amy Winehouse was 27 when she died of alcohol poisoning in July 2011.
Watch the teaser trailer for “Amy” below:
via The Independent