UPDATE: Wino's dad hates on Doherty
If Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty ever accidentally hooked up, the British tabloids would probably close up shop and call it a day, figuring no story could ever top that. Sadly, it’ll never happen — not if Amy’s dad has anything to say about it. “He’s a scumbag,” Mitch Winehouse told Grazia magazine. “I flipped when I saw him sitting with Amy backstage at her Brixton gig. That night I went crazy. My wife thought I was going to have a heart attack. I was apoplectic.” Daddy Winehouse said he wasn’t a fan of Amy’s marriage to currently incarcerated Blake Fielder-Civil, but that he has supported it. “And he’s shown while he’s been in prison a level of maturity that he didn’t have before,” he said. Prison will do that. But the real question is, will Amy ever actually go to rehab? “Believe me, my first instinct is to get hold of her, pick her up and take her back to my house and lock her away,” Mitch said. “But I’ve spoken to the finest drug counselors in the world, and they’ve said that is exactly the wrong thing to do.”
Amy was arrested Tuesday in connection with an investigation into “perverting the course of justice,” British authorities said. (We’ll pause a minute to let that one sink in.) You’ll recall that Fielder-Civil is currently being held on similar charges, such as “conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.” No word on whether Amy’s arrest is related to Blake’s case, Reuters said.