Friday, May 17, 2024

Amy Winehouse Father Comes Out Swinging on Twitter: “This Film is a Lie”


Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch, has come out swinging on Twitter tonight. “This film is a lie,” he says of the hugely successful documentary about his late daughter. The film “Amy” directed by Asif Kapadia is nominated for a Golden Globe on Sunday. It also airs on British TV this weekend.

Winehouse also wrote on Twitter: “I never said Amy didn’t need rehab. I said she didn’t need rehab in 2005. Later on different story. They edited that out…Can I ask you all a question? Did the film say that Amy was clean of drugs for 3 years? How do u think she got clean without treatment?…Amys tweets to me. Seems like yesterday. I’m Amy’s dad. We won’t give in. Too many disadvantaged kids need our and Amy’s help…”

Mitch Winehouse also defended the foundation he started in his daughter’s name.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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