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Mitch Winehouse: I'm not a 'villain'

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Mitch Winehouse: I'm not a 'villain'

Mitch Winehouse insists 'Amy' filmmakers were determined to portray him as a "villain".

The showbiz patriarch initially supported the documentary about his late troubled daughter Amy Winehouse but has withdrawn his support and had a solicitor request "basic untruths" were removed from the film, and says he did so because director Asif Kapadia set out to make him look bad.

He said: "This film does have an agenda. We started to realise when her friends started walking out of interviews that the questions were leading ones. Often that was about her relationship with me - how did we get on?

"Plenty of people told them we had a strong relationship, but they kept asking. They needed a villain and they found me and made sure the footage and interviews they used fitted that."

However, Nick Shymansky, Amy's first manager, thinks the film is "totally fair" on Mitch.

He told NME magazine: "The film is totally fair on Mitch. Everyone close to Amy had their own reality and what these filmmakers have done is talk to everyone about theirs and hopefully show the closest thing to what happened.

"I don't think anyone has got the rights to go into the intricacies of how Mitch must be feeling, but it's an accurate portrayal of what was going on.

"He made some bad decisions - maybe by accident maybe consciously, I don't know."