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Simon Monjack is the epitome of a bad seed.

Dude is such a shady character that minutes after Brittany Murphy died, THG readers were speculating that he must have had something to do with her demise.

That's unfair to the guy. But little he does can be taken at face value. Such is the case with the Brittany Murphy Foundation, a charity he started to honor her.

The only problem? It's not really a charity.

The Brittany Murphy Foundation run by Simon Monjack and Brittany's mother Sharon hadn't filed the necessary documents to qualify as a charity or nonprofit.

As soon as this was reported, its website was shut down. It's now back up with the following notice, promising to give back all donations so far ...

Brit Found

Pretty sketchy explanation about getting off the ground quickly ... definitely not to capitalize on media attention paid to the late 32-year-old's tragic death. Naw.

The non-foundation says it will wait "until we have our non-profit status approved before proceeding to insure we can truly honor Brittany's charitable desires."

If those desires included a Simon Monjack Drinking Fund, she's smiling somewhere right now. If they were anything else, we wouldn't be holding our breath.

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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.

Mr. & Mrs. Monjack

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.

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The L.A. County Coroner's Office is reportedly not satisfied that the toxicology report by itself will tell the whole story in the death of Brittany Murphy in December.

As a result, on Wednesday Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter paid a visit to Brittany's husband, Simon Monjack, and her mom, Sharon Murphy, to ask more questions.

Mr. & Mrs. Monjack

Monjack is not a suspect, however he is a very shady character, and conflicting reports about the origins of medications in Murphy's house have raised eyebrows.

A man who worked at Murphy's house told the Coroner's Office that someone would deliver a sealed, manila envelope filled with meds to "Lola" every Friday.

Simon Monjack wed Brittany Murphy in 2007.

Sources say the drugs were mailed from Los Angeles to Louisiana, where Murphy was shooting a movie and Simon Monjack was tagging along, before she died.

A pathologist in the Coroner's Office who is working on the case had a variety of questions for both Simon and Sharon regarding Britt. Among the questions:

Why is there no record of Brittany seeing a doctor in the months before her death, since she experiencing severe abdominal pains days before her death?

Monjack, whose planned Brittany Murphy benefit was postponed at the last minute this week, is said to have been fully cooperative with the investigation.

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The late Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack, has abruptly canceled a charity gala in her name just days before the event was due to take place.

Yesterday, we told you about the expensive event Monjack was organizing for his new "Brittany Murphy Foundation," a.k.a. the Simon Monjack slush fund.

Mr. & Mrs. Monjack

The alleged screenwriter's benefit tomorrow at the Beverly Hills Saban Theatre was to celebrate the actress' legacy and to raise funds for art education.

He was reportedly planning to charge an entry fee of $1,000 per individual and $10,000 for corporations to attend the event, raising many eyebrows.

But Simon Monjack has now canceled the party without explanation.

Simon Monjack married Brittany Murphy in 2007.

The Clueless actress died at her Hollywood home in December after suffering cardiac arrest. She was 32. The official cause of death remains unclear.

Her spouse has been active on the PR circuit since, by all accounts defending his wife, but quite possibly with the motive of clearing his own name too.

According to reports, Monjack is insisting that the big-ticket party in his late wife's honor was simply postponed, but so far, no new date has been set.

As with everything he does, Simon is once again bringing the shady. No explanation ... no makeup date ... suing Warner Brothers for "killing" Brittany?

This dude is one bad seed.

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For a mere $1,000, you can attend an event honoring the late Brittany Murphy and line Simon Monjack's pockets support the Brittany Murphy Foundation.

Forgive us for being skeptical, but when the late star's husband launched the foundation last Thursday, we couldn't help but wonder what he's really up to.

Something about that dude is just shady.

Yes, the Brittany Murphy Foundation is dedicated to arts education for kids. Yes, Monjack says he started the non-profit with $1 million of his own money.

But would it surprise you if as head of the foundation, Simon Monjack paid himself a nice six-figure salary for his time? All tax-free of course? Just asking.

That's just us being skeptical. We have no proof that's true. But an Us source says "Everyone thinks it's very tacky that he's making it so much about money."

Monjack is requesting donations of $1,000 per person and $10,000 per corporation to attend the event, taking place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

For once, Monjack has yet to comment. He has been a talk show and magazine staple since his wife's death in an effort to clear her name (and his own).

Murphy was found dead December 20 at the age of 32. The results of the toxicology report to determine the star's cause of her death are still pending.

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Warner Brothers was apparently far from pleased that Simon Monjack matter-of-factly accused them of killing his late wife, Brittany Murphy. Who'd have guessed.

The studio hit back at Con-jack's extraordinarily ridiculous claim that the studio's decision to fire Brittany Murphy directly resulted in her death December 20.

For one, a legal link between her death, however upsetting, and being fired from a movie set is pretty absurd. More importantly, they say she was never hired.

Kinda makes it hard to get fired, right?

"Any claim that Warner Bros. Pictures was somehow responsible for Brittany Murphy's tragic death is demonstrably false, reprehensible and defamatory," they said.

"Despite press reports to the contrary, Warner Bros. and Ms. Murphy never entered into any deal for Happy Feet 2, and thus, there was no contract to cancel."

Simon Monjack wed Brittany Murphy in 2007.

While clearly upset about his wife's death and deserving of some leeway, Simon Monjack is not making it easy for himself to be seen as a sympathetic figure.

His history of seedy behavior aside, he has gone almost overboard with the PR since Murphy died, ostensibly to defend her, but also to cast blame on others.

Who knows what the sleaze has up his sleeve next.

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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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In his continued effort to clear Brittany Murphy's name, Simon Monjack says the meds found in her house after her tragic death December 20 belonged to him.

Murphy's husband says she had "laryngitis and flu-like symptoms" at the time of her sudden passing, but was not suffering from seizures, as has been reported.

In his first interview since his wife's death, Simon Monjack says many of the prescription medications found in the house at the time of Murphy's death were his.

Monjack, himself an oral cancer survivor, says he suffers from migraines and seizures as well as a heart condition. "I've had seizures," the screenwriter says.

"We're still trying to establish [why]."

Simon Monjack wed Brittany Murphy in 2007.

He says most of the medications in the Hollywood Hills home he shared with Murphy and her mother, Sharon, were for his own health issues, not Brittany's.

He says Murphy used Vicoprofen to relieve pain from severe menstrual cramps. "She was on an antibiotic and was taking cough medicine," says Monjack.

The grieving spouse believes her death was triggered by a congenital heart murmur. "No [medications] that could have possibly led to her heart attack."

The actress's mother, Sharon, insists that Murphy did not do drugs, and had a naturally "bubbly" personality. "She never even drank," Sharon said.

Toxicology results to determine the cause of death are still pending.

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Despite rumors that have swirled since the death of Brittany Murphy last month, both her husband, Simon Monjack, and her mother Sharon say she did not suffer from any mental illness, use drugs or have an eating disorder.

"Do you not think anybody would have picked up on this anorexic, mentally deranged person?" Simon Monjack says. "To suggest that is ludicrous."

Mr. & Mrs. Monjack

The pair have spent the last month sequestered in Murphy's Hollywood home since the actress died of cardiac arrest early Sunday, December 20.

Both say Murphy, who was just 32, had a heart condition that was diagnosed in her teens, for which she had been given appropriate medical care.

"We had it checked out every way you could imagine," says Monjack.

Murphy's mother says her daughter's naturally "bubbly" personality may have sparked rumors of substance use, when in reality she rarely partook.

"She never even drank. Maybe a glass of champagne at New Years," says Sharon. "But everyone used to say she was wasted, she was this, she was that. It was hard for everyone to imagine that somebody was so high on life."

Monjack said on Larry King Live that every morning when he wakes up, "it's like a rebirth. It's -- there's not enough time to -- your dreams, be they good or bad, when you wake up and I reach out to touch or hold my wife, she isn't there."

Murphy's mother found the actress unresponsive in the bathroom. She screamed for Monjack, who can be heard on the Brittany Murphy 911 call.

Monjack blames Hollywood for the actress' demise.

"You want to know what broke Brittany Murphy's heart?" he asks King, in response to allegations of her substance use. "Hollywood broke her heart."

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Brittany Murphy may have been buried on Christmas Eve, but husband Simon Monjack still can't rest in peace.

That's because new sources and reports continue to link Monjack to credit card fraud, mounting debt and visa violations, among other shady charges. The fact that he won't shut up raises a few questions for many, as well.

Take George Hickenlooper, for example.

The director, who was close to Murphy and almost cast her in the role of Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl, said he approached the actress about her plans to marry the British screenwriter. He advised against it.

"The last thing I told Brittany is: “Do you know this guy? I mean do you really know him? Do you know what you are doing by marrying him?'" Hickenlooper said this week. "At this point, Brittany became angry and told me she knew Monjack better than anyone and then hung up on me.

"A few months later I tried to phone her to see if she was alright and Monjack would not let me speak to her."

Wife and Husband

Monjack has come under fire since his wife's death because many prescription pills were found by her bedside.

Asked about the medicine, Monjack's defense isn't exactly re-assuring.

“I know what the inference is by all those pills," he told The Daily Mail. “That she was some kind of addict, but addicts hide away their pills. They do not leave them on the nightstand like Brittany.”

That's true. Unless the addict's significant other is enabling his/her habit.

Simon Monjack Biography

Wife and Husband Also known as Con-jack, Simon Monjack was a British screenwriter and the husband of Brittany Murphy. This fool was one screwed up guy... More »
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