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    Mon, 29 Aug 2011 12:20:07

    Amy Winehouse Foundation is Back on Track - Her dad says he has settled the name/rights issues

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    • Amy Winehouse - LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: The parents of Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse and Janis Winehouse pose backstage at Mitch Winehouse's album launch party at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho on September 8, 2014 in London, England.
    • Amy Winehouse - LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: The parents of Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse and Janis Winehouse pose backstage at Mitch Winehouse's album launch party at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho on September 8, 2014 in London, England.
    • Amy Winehouse - BEDFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: A general view of the atmosphere at the Stride Foundation track day in aid of The Amy Winehouse Foundation at the Bedford Autodrome on August 1, 2014 in Bedford, England.

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    Mitch Winehouse announced, amidst his grief, that he was going to establish The Amy Winehouse Foundation to help young British people struggling with substance abuse issues and addictions. Since his daughter had similar problems, Winehouse was hoping to distill his grief into support for others.

    However, a web savvy person snatched the domain name and the foundation name and registered it as an official company. That move forced Mitch to return the charity donations that were given to help launch and fund the operation. Since he didn't own the name, he couldn't open a bank account.

    After squabbling in the press with the owner of the name and the website domain, The Sun, with Winehouse calling the owner a "dickhead," things appear to have been cleared up. Winehouse tweeted: "We have finally sorted the company and web site names. So now we can get cracking."

    Sounds like a victory for Winehouse.

    What is your favorite Amy Winehouse song?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.29.11



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