Simon Monjack says Hollywood killed Brittany Murphy
While we wait to hear the results of toxicology tests on Brittany Murphy's body, her husband Simon Monjack tells the Daily Beast that Hollywood is what killed her. We'd say it was that, and probably all the drugs.
Monjack claims Tinseltown decision-makers' call to kick her off voice work for Happy Feet 2 was the real culprit: "They killed her," he said. "She was devastated." He said they made the call after rumors that Murphy was difficult on the set of a horror movie titled The Caller and was fired from there.
"Warner Brothers relied on conjecture and hearsay about the Puerto Rico film for why they cancelled Brittany's role in Happy Feet," he said. "You're disposable as an actress or actor."
But as for the scuttlebutt she had a drug-filled past, Simon only said, "In all the time I've known her, she has never, and I repeat NEVER, done drugs. Not a line of cocaine, not a hit from a joint, nothing. She was anti-drugs. There are no drugs involved. The drug rumors made her lose roles, I'm sure."
Of course, the all-star roster of prescriptions found at her bedside won't dispel any of that. We're not entirely sure, but we think prescription drugs are still drugs.
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