There's just one problem with the Brittany Murphy Foundation, the just-launched charity Simon Monjack started to honor his late wife: It's not an actual charity.
The Brittany Murphy Foundation is a foundation in name alone, according to a TMZ report, as state and federal records indicate that it simply does not exist.
Monjack and Brittany's mom Sharon launched foundation (the website of which is conveniently down for maintenance) and began soliciting funds last month.
Touted as a charity dedicated to arts education for children, the Brittany Murphy Foundation is not registered as a charity with the IRS or State of California.
So basically, it's the Simon Monjack Slush Fund Foundation.
The late Brittany Murphy's husband is a bad seed.
The California Secretary of State's office has no records of the organization as a nonprofit. The IRS says the foundation has not filed for a non-profit license.
Per U.S. law, any foundation soliciting money has to disclose the fact that it is not registered as a nonprofit. You know, so it doesn't try to cheat on its taxes.
What do you expect from a dude with the nickname Conjack?
The foundation had no such disclosure or any record of existing as of Friday. Its site was conveniently "down for maintenance" an hour after the story broke.
Larkin Rivero Management, where donations were directed to be mailed, had no comment. Monjack called off the first big fundraiser at the last minute.
Shady, shady individual. That's all we have to say.