Amy Winehouse's Blake fund
- Bang Showbiz
- 9 June 2008
Amy Winehouse is reportedly paying £1,000 per week to keep husband Blake Fielder-Civil safe in prison.
The 'Rehab' singer's money pays five inmates to protect her husband from other prisoners, who have targeted him because of Amy's fame.
She is also said to be shelling out a further £1,000 to fund his drug habit while he is in remand in London's Pentonville Prison awaiting trial for grievous bodily harm (GBH) and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Blake has people who look after him, and he gets crack and heroin. Amy pays for it from outside."
Meanwhile, Amy has come under fire as more video footage has emerged of her apparently under the influence of drugs.
The film - shot by Blake - features Amy and another woman singing a racist song while they sit close to a table with six cigarette lighters and a substance which looks like heroin on a foil set out on it. Amy then talks to Blake about having sex in public.
The footage was released as Amy's father Mitch said he believed his daughter was winning her drugs battle.
He said: "If people could see the real Amy - the full picture, not just the worst photos - they would realise she is not in a constant pit of misery or permanently drug-addled.
"She is upbeat - even jolly - and she has been writing some fantastic new songs. She is really looking forward to performing again.
"She is getting better, working hard, standing by her husband and desperate to have a family.
"I honestly think in two years she will be fit, healthy and having babies - and motherhood will be her drug."
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