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Amy Winehouse thought she was going to have a baby, admits her father

'To give the impression that she was on her own is frankly criminal'

Heather Saul
Sunday 16 August 2015 09:32 BST
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse (Getty)

Amy Winehouse thought she was pregnant before she died, her father has claimed.

Mitch Winehouse criticised a documentary about her life, Amy, when he appeared on Australia’s Channel Seven Weekend Sunrise show.

Winehouse blasted Asif Kapdia’s film for portraying the 'Back to Black' singer as sad and lonely before her death from alcohol poisoning in 2011, despite her being engaged to British film director Reg Traviss.

When asked what was wrong with the film, he replied: “Everything. We do not want this film, and Amy’s fans do not want this film, to represent Amy.

"She was with Reg, they were going to get married. I shouldn't tell you this but she thought she was pregnant at some stage. To give the impression that she was on her own is frankly criminal."

Mitch claimed Traviss was absent from the film in order to drive this depiction of Amy as isolated.

He also denied suggestions that his divorce from Amy’s mother greatly affected his daughter, insisting he still saw her regularly after moving out of the family home.

“I don’t think it was this traumatic, incredible effect that everyone is thinking that it is,” he added.

Kapadia has defended himself against Winehouse's claims that he had an agenda. “I think this is a film about her and about what went on around her and the people around her,” he told The Independent in June. “We knew that there would be people who would not like certain things.

“Once you read the lyrics, you understand that all the answers are there. There is nothing in the film that isn’t already in the lyrics.”

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