Brittany Murphy’s husband wants to sue Hollywood now
So remember when Simon Monjack said not being in Happy Feet 2 is what really killed Brittany Murphy and we all had a couple laughs? He’s literally going to sue Warner Bros. for wrongful-death over it:
The Daily Beast has learned that Simon Monjack, the much-maligned husband of Brittany Murphy, is only days away from filing a wrongful-death action against Warner Brothers, claiming that the studio is responsible for the unexpected death of the 32-year-old actress last December. “They killed her,” he told me. Although the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office hasn’t released a final cause of death, Monjack and Brittany’s mother, Sharon, who also spoke to me, are convinced that the once-promising star died of a heart attack from the stress caused by Warner Brother’s canceling of a contract just two weeks before she died. Murphy was excited to have begun production on the sequel to the animated hit Happy Feet, but when she was fired by Warner Brothers, Monjack says, “She was devastated.”
Excellent move. Because suing an entire movie studio for somehow killing his 32-year-old wife in her own shower doesn’t at all make Simon Monjack look guilty. No, really, what was the thought process here?
SIMON: I should probably get the heat off me fast… I know! I’ll eat this stick of butter. I mean, sue Warner Bros. — No, both! Nom nom nom nom.
BRITTANY’S GHOST: I switched all the butter with non-fat margarine while you were sleeping.
SIMON: What did I ever do to you?! Oh, right.
Based on actual events.