Amy Winehouse's father boycotting new inquest
Amy Winehouse's father has accused officials behind the investigation into his daughter's death of making a series of catastrophic errors, and he is refusing to attend a new inquest.
The Back to Black hitmaker was found dead at her London home last year and a coroner later ruled she succumbed to alcohol poisoning after a drinking binge.
However, the report was called into question when it emerged the official who presided over the inquest, assistant deputy coroner Suzanne Greenaway, was improperly qualified for the role. She later resigned along with her husband, Inner North London Dr. Andrew Scott Reid, who gave her the job.
Officials will now re-open the inquest into Winehouse's death by holding a second hearing in London in January, but the star's father Mitch is adamant the family will not attend.
He also claims the blunder was one of many as the family's copy of the coroner's report was sent to the wrong address and the recipient allegedly attempted to sell the gruesome details.
Speaking at a charity event in London, Mitch says, "There have been so many cock-ups (errors). Firstly the coroner's report was sent to the wrong house up the road from Janis (Winehouse's mother) - and the bloke (man) who received it tried to sell it.
"Then this cock-up with the chief coroner putting his wife in charge, though she wasn't qualified... I'm not putting my family through it again. Right now I'd say I won't go (to the hearing). And the result will be just the same."