Washington, July 20 (ANI): Amy Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil has demanded a whopping 9 million dollars as divorce settlement, claiming that he was the one who inspired the popstar for her ‘Back To Black’ album.
The couple ended their two-year marriage at London’s High Court on July 16, when a judge granted the couple a decree nisi after Winehouse admitted adultery.
And now Fielder-Civil has asked for a mammoth pay-off to reflect the royalties Winehouse raked in for her 2006 breakthrough record.
The singer wrote the songs after Fielder-Civil had walked out on her.
“Amy did write Back to Black when Blake left her, but why on earth should he be getting a dime for making her feel so bad?” Contactmusic quoted a source as having told Britain’s News of the World.
“She was at her lowest ebb when she wrote that album. Her boyfriend had left her for another woman and she poured her heart and soul into the writing process.
“It’s like saying that the man who writes a book about his murdered wife should give the murderer some of the profits. It’s an absolutely ridiculous request,” the source added.
Fielder-Civil has six weeks to negotiate the financial settlement or walk away from the marriage with nothing.
Meanwhile, the ‘Rehab’ singer is fuming over the prospect of paying him.
“The judge has given the decree nisi, and the decree absolute will follow in six weeks. Blake has to make a claim before that but he has made it clear to Amy privately he wants millions. She believes she’s right and Blake has no real case for a stake at her money,” said the insider.
The source added: “He thinks he was a big part of her success with Back to Black and deserves money for what he put up with. Amy is furious and doesn’t want to negotiate. But she’s happy for his outrageous demands to be made public because she wants to show him up.” (ANI)