Simon Monjack to Sue Warner Brothers For Wrongful Death of Brittany Murphy

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Simon Monjack, 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.

“They killed her,” he told The Daily Beast matter-of-factly.

Two weeks prior to Murphy's sudden death December 20, the studio fired her from the Happy Feet sequel, where she was to reprise the role of penguin Gloria.

"She was devastated," Monjack said.

Murphy's cause of death has yet to be released by the coroner's office, but Simon Monjack says her heart attack was a direct result of the cancelled contract.

"It's a cruel town," Simon Monjack says of L.A.

"You're disposable as an actress or actor. But I am tough. I litigate when somebody does something wrong to me. It's one of the reasons I make enemies."

Monjack acknowledges in his latest of many interviews defending his marriage that it surprised many. “I was never the right guy to marry Brittany,” he says.

"She was supposed to marry a young dashing star with a million-dollar smile, not end up with a balding, heavyset guy who doesn't play by their rules."

He recoils, though, at accusations of freeloading.

"I spent over a million on her engagement rings ... probably $3 million on clothes," he said. "When Brittany died she had 60 pieces of unworn Louis Vuitton ... The dog had Louis Vuitton. This was all me. We kept our money separate."

Did his controversial presence "ruin" her? "Brittany's films had grossed $100 million before she met me," he insists. "But her career ended before then."

He adds, "She trusted some people who she shouldn't have." Plenty of fans agree there - they just consider Simon Monjack to be one of those people.

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I ALWAYS HAD THE IMPRESSION SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH BRITTANY,SHE ALWAYS SEEMED INSECURE,LOOKING SOMEWHERE UNKNOWN,COMPLETELY LOST,WITH YEARS SHE CHANGED FOR GOOD,PRETTIER,LIKE BLOSSOMED,BUT AFTER A FEW YEARS TILL HER LATEST ROLES I THINK HER LIGHT WAS FADING,SHE CHOSE THIS MAN SIMON FOR SOME REASON AS INSECURE AS SHE WAS DEEP DOWN AND YES SHE LOOKED UNDER THE INFLUENCE,ON AND OFF STAGE,WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN RARE,SHE DID NOT LOOK HAPPY AT ALL.AND THE MOTHER ALSO,HOW COULD ANYONE TAKE HER TO A DOCTOR??? HER DAD WAS MISSING AND SHE CHOSE THIS MAN TO REPLACE,WITH CRIMINAL BACKGROUNDS.EVERYONE CONTRIBUTED AND I THINK SHE HAD DEEPER ISSUES,BOTH EMOTIONAL AND MEDICAL THAT NO ONE CHOSE TO ATTEND.

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Just because the autopsy report says "prescription drug intoxication" doesn't mean she was abusing. Docs who have a limited knowledge of drug interactions can easily kill their patients especially if they have underlying conditions. Everyone talking smack on Brittany needs to shut up. She was only 32 and she's dead, never got to be a mom, and apparently had a really sh%#y husband who probably had more to do with her death than he's letting on. People who aren't rich off their spouses all the time for the insurance money. Whether or not she was abusing drugs, her life is over forever now. Show a little respect people.

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what is the link for youtube, i can't find it. this guy used to live down my road in england. weird then, clearly still weird now!

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It's spelled MOURNING. However, I do agree with all comments. The guy is a total waste of air space.

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Hey dumb@ss barebum, with any luck, Simon Con-man will be deported back to England where he belongs. But then again,I suppose he did learn his slimy ways in his dear homeland.

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I KNEW THIS GUY WAS A PSYCHOPATH. everybody said he was, but now this just proves it. he's been known for scamming people out of money, suing people for various things in order to get money, and now this. if you're not convinced, just LOOK AT THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE of him speaking, he doesn't seem like a guy that's morning at all. in fact the whole time he's talking about britney murphy he has a smirk on his face, it's like he finds the whole things amusing. this guy is psychopath, and i hope he gets locked for killing his wife, because that's probably what he did.

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What a load of total shit!. Has this bloke stopped to consider that the 'drink and drugs addiction', or the 'eating disorder', that this fucked up individual suffered from, may have possibly been the cause of her death. You don't go home and just have a heart attack because you've lost your fucking job. If he expects to be taken seriosly then he isn't living in the real world, but then again, I suppose he does live in America.

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This guy is an ass, he has been to several interviews and its only just now that he is trying to justify his wife's death . he needs a wakeup call he is so pathetic just trying to gain 5 mins of fame . he should be morning in a secluded place of some sort asking for privacy . such a loser.

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What a load of crap. Looks like the husband's just trying to make money off this sad event. Every person in America who lost their jobs in the past few years should be able to sue for millions if this suit goes through!

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I'm sorry this woman died so young,but I think it might have been a sammich deficiency that killed her.