Owner of ‘Amy Winehouse Foundation’ website name refusing to give it up

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Martin McCann says people should 'detach from emotions and think business'

Amy Winehouse‘s father Mitch has become embroiled in an argument with a London businessman over the domain name ‘Amywinehousefoundation.com’.

According to The Sun, Martin McCann, who purchased the domain name hours after plans for the foundation were announced, is refusing to sell the name and has said he believes he is “not exploiting anything.”

McCann said:

I’m not exploiting anything yet. I’ve just bought some domain names. Anybody could have. It only takes the click of a mouse. I’m not ashamed or embarrassed. Detach yourself from emotions and think business. He [Mitch Winehouse] is making every effort to hijack this charity to satiate his own needs for the charity. She’s not the only Amy Winehouse in the world.

McCann also criticised Mitch for calling him a ‘dickhead’ on Twitter. He said of this: “I’m not the dickhead. The dickhead is sitting over there without the name in his possession.” He has also said he will not sell the name until Mitch apologises to him.

The late singer’s father revealed recently that they had been forced to start handing donations back after delays to the foundation being set up and this is sure to push the start date back even further.