Amy Winehouse must pay her husband’s UKP300,000 legal bill.

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The Rehab singer will have to settle the costs – which could spiral to UKP500,000 – after her spouse Blake Fielder-Civil’s appeal for legal aid to fight charges of assault and perverting the course of justice was rejected.

Blake – who is currently being held at Pentonville Prison awaiting trial – has been accused of offering a barman UKP200,000 to change his story, after Blake and a friend were accused of grievous bodily harm.

Amy’s father Mitch has defended his daughter over claims made by Blake’s mother Georgette that she has neglected her husband in prison, telling Grazia magazine: “Amy is going to pay for his legal team and that will be a lot of money.

“I don’t see how anyone can say she’s not doing anything for him. His mother hasn’t been forthcoming with an offer to put her hand in her pocket, so maybe she should keep her opinions to herself.”

Mitch, 57, also rubbished reports Amy – who is set to be questioned by police over the incident and could face a jail sentence if she is linked to the conspiracy to clear her husband – has made a prison suicide pact with Blake.

He added: “It’s nonsense. Amy is on the road to recovery and there’s no way she would ever consider that.”

However, taxi driver Mitch did admit the 24-year-old singer is still struggling with insecurity issues and suffering from depression.

He said: “It’s clear there are issues of self-image, self-loathing. We were recently looking at photographs of her five years ago, where she was curvy and she said, ‘I look really happy there.’

“I said, ‘Aren’t you happy now, darling?’ And she said, ‘I’ve been happier.’ I know the real problem is that she’s depressed about Blake being in prison.”