A stranger who purchased the domain for Amy Winehouse's posthumous foundation has lashed out at the singer's family for 'pressuring' him to sell the website name. Martin MCCann, from West London, bought 'AmyWinehouseFoundation.com' while also registering the 'Amy Winehouse Foundation' name on 2nd August 2011.
When confronted at his home by The Sun newspaper, Mr MCCann condemned Amy's father Mitch for putting "pressure" on him to hand over the name, demanding an apology before he considers coming to any "arrangement". The man has been accused of exploiting the death of the singer by registering a name that would have almost certainly been used by the star's family - others have praised MCCann's quick thinking. He claims Winehouse's family should "detach" themselves from emotion and "think business", adding, "I'm not exploiting anything yet. I've just bought some domain names. Anybody could have. It only takes the click of a mouse". After paying around $300 for the domain name, MCCann was labelled a "d*ckhead" by Amy's father, something the Londoner disputes, saying, "I'm not the d*ckhead.The d*ckhead is sitting over there without the name in his possession".
MCCann registered the names just a week after the singer was found dead in her Camden home. A recent toxicology report confirmed she had no illegal drugs in her system at the time of death.