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Amy Winehouse opportunist defends domain name purchase

A man who allegedly halted plans for a rehab clinic in honour of Amy Winehouse by registering the domain name of the proposed centre has defended his actions as a "business" decision.

Mitch Winehouse announced last month (Jul11) he wants to set up The Amy Winehouse Foundation to help young Brits struggling with drink and drug addictions.

Plans have been delayed after the name has already been registered as an official company, forcing a furious Mitch Winehouse to hand back donations given to help found the clinic.

He attacked the person behind the move on Twitter.com, writing, "We all have to bombard the tabloids websites to put pressure on this d**k head who stole our foundation name."

Now the man who allegedly bought the domain name, Martin McCann, has explained his motives, insisting the purchase was purely business-minded and that he feels no shame.

He tells Britain's The Sun, "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) 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.

"I'm not the d**khead. The d**khead is sitting over there without the name in his possession."