Amy Winehouse’s minder/lover busted for smoking crack

It turns out that when you bring a good influence into Amy Winehouse’s life, the odds are much greater that Winehouse will mess up the good influence rather than the good influence straightening out Winehouse. Amy’s rumored boyfriend Alex Haines was brought in by her record company to keep Amy on the straight and narrow. Romance rumors started swirling almost immediately, with Winehouse’s family – seemingly joyfully – declaring them a couple. But instead of helping Winehouse clean up, it seems that she instead helped Alex get messed up. He was videotaped smoking crack and then fired by Winehouse’s record label.

Another member of Amy Winehouse’s posse has been busted for drug abuse. Alex Haines, an employee of Winehouse’s label who was instructed to keep an eye on the troubled singer, was fired after he was allegedly caught smoking crack on tape, Britain’s The Mirror reports.

Haines was originally brought into the fold to keep Winehouse, who has a history of problems with drugs and alcohol, on the straight and narrow. The singer’s mom raved about Haines last month, telling the U.K.’s Daily Mail that he’s “a lovely boy” who was a good influence on her daughter. Whoops.

Winehouse and Haines have been plagued by reports that they’re a couple, which didn’t sit too well with Winehouse’s incarcerated husband, Blake Fielder-Civil. “Alex was a good friend to Amy but he caused massive rows for her with Blake,” a pal said. “He couldn’t stand hearing they were sleeping together.”

A spokesman Winehouse’s label has confirmed that Haines is no longer their employee.

[From the New York Daily News]

Poor guy. I mean I’m sure Winehouse didn’t hold a gun to his head and force him to smoke crack, but you can’t help but feel sorry for a guy that was widely reported to be a relative pillar of straight-laced integrity prior to meeting Amy Winehouse. Of their rumored romance, Amy’s father Mitch conceded that it was likely Amy who seduced Alex, and not the other way around. I’m guessing if that’s the case, she’s probably the one who turned him onto crack too. It sucks that he got fired, but in the long run being far away from Amy Winehouse can only be good for Alex.

Here’s Alex s at Amy’s house on April 29th. Header image of Alex with Amy on April 25th. Images thanks to WENN.

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  1. cc says:

    huh. Well, I guess we should have seen this coming. Short of sticking Amy Winehouse in a room and not letting her out for a year, I don’t think she’ll ever be clean (I guess that could mean drug free and dirt free.)

  2. Ron says:

    Personal choices and resposibility. Try it if you must, but do be SO STUPID as to do it when there are cameras around. I mean come on, what an idiot.

  3. Kaiser says:

    The kicker? Even with the crack, he’s probably a pretty good influence on Amy, considering the other company she keeps.

  4. elisha says:

    Well, I know most “sponsors” had previous drug problems of their own, so he could be one of those types. If he did, I can see why he turned back to drugs so easily, especially if he’s around it.

  5. Jaundice Machine says:

    In his defense, just standing within 10 ft of Winehouse will give you a contact high. Heaven save the souls of the lost and lonely men who brave her bedroom . . .

  6. Devilgirl says:

    Adults make their own decisions, I hardly think that Amy Winehouse can be held responsible for what choices a grown man makes. My ex-boyfriend started to do drugs, and do them hard core I.V style. Did I follow in his foot steps? No, I got the fuck away from the psycho. Just because someone around you leads a certain lifestyle, doesn’t mean that you in turn have to monkey see, monkey do. If he is that weak and able to be so easily influenced, then he obviously wasn’t the right man for the “minder” job now was he?

  7. TPVERO says:

    I just find myself wondering how anyone could be physically attracted to the Amy we see in the tabloid photos? There are people who enjoy an occasional cadaver once in a while I guess.

  8. yawn says:

    i wouldnt feel sorry for this guy.. he got free drugs and ass and actually got paid for it.. just look at him.. its all downhill from here.

  9. Sarah034 says:

    And she takes down another. Sure there is personal responsibility but imagine being Amy’s minder and with her all the time. I would imagine on Day 1 of his job — that she was cooked up, how many days of doing that did he give in and finally try it for himself?

    On a good note, Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty should be doing a good public service right now with their appearance and antics — I mean, who would want to try hard drugs and turn out like THEM?

    Nobody in their right mind should try drugs – after watching both of them self-destruct like this.

    They both are filthy, dirty, nasty human beings. 8O

  10. sbrainb says:

    So where the hell is the footage of him smoking crack?

  11. Michael says:

    Lesson: Don’t do ANYTHING with any camera near you. End of story. I don’t even know why people want to be constantly filmed. It’s a strange phenomenon these days. Turn off all cameras whilst doing anything pleasurable.

  12. mipor says:

    i hung w/ a guy who’s coke head bff convinced his (much younger) girlfriend that if she did coke w/ him “just once” he would quit. he did that a few times and bingo she was hooked. guess which one later died of a heroin overdose.

  13. Kenny D. Page says:

    Duh???? Didn’t he learn ANYTHING from Winehouse??? NOTHING happened to her, but this confirms he’s low on the food chain.

    Is it true she’s playing at Lisbon tomorrow (5/30/08)?

  14. gg says:

    poor guy had what sounds like a highly-sought-after entry level job at a record label. Goes and blows it. Now he’s just a goober with really bad fashion sense. That jacket and shoes must be burned now.