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Brittany Murphy's Hubby Will Sue Warner Bros.

1/27/2010 7:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

britney murphy's husband simon monjackUPDATE: Warner Bros. just gave us the following statement: "Any claim that Warner Bros. Pictures was somehow responsible for Brittany Murphy's tragic death is demonstrably false, reprehensible, and defamatory. Despite press reports to the contrary, Warner Bros. Pictures and Ms. Murphy never entered into any deal for "Happy Feet 2," and thus, there was not a contract to cancel."

Brittany Murphy
's husband, Simon Monjack, says Warner Bros. is responsible for the death of his wife and he plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the company.

Monjack told The Daily Beast Murphy was devastated after reportedly losing a role in the sequel to "Happy Feet." Monjack believes losing the movie caused Murphy to have a heart attack.

The L.A. County Coroner has not released the cause of death.

Before the "Happy Feet" setback, Brittany Murphy had been fired from the film, "The Caller," shot in Puerto Rico. There were numerous reports about her erratic behavior on the set.

Monjack said, "Warner Brothers relied on conjecture and hearsay about the Puerto Rico film for why they canceled Brittany's role in Happy Feet."

Monjack reportedly is days away from filing suit. Warner Bros. has no comment.

UPDATE: The producers of "The Caller" tell TMZ "The decision for Brittany to leave the film was mutual and amicable, and was in fact related to a serious illness in Brittany's family. Any rumors to the contrary are false, and in the circumstances, particularly hurtful."


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Andi    

First!

1678 days ago
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scrappy    

i'm sorry to hear of the loss but to accuse someone else because she got fired that it killed her. try again.

1678 days ago
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Jenna    

Come on Mr. Monjack- this is total BS. Just let it go, and allow poor Brittany rest in peace.

1678 days ago
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Susie    

What an immense loser. He's probably more to blame than anyone else.

1678 days ago
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Stephanie    

Really? Ok, it sucks that she has passed on, but to sue a company on what he "thinks" is the reason she died, because she was heart-broken over a role? Please! It happens everyday to people..Get a life..

1678 days ago
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kasey    

What a effing idiot !!

Millions of people have lost their jobs over the last 2 years.

1678 days ago
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Homer    

I'm gonna sue the lottery because my numbers didn't come up.

1678 days ago
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ryan    

what a load of crap! OMG...i totally feel for the guy but cmon man suing WB for im sure millions of dollars when he "knows" she didnt really die from not getting the role in Happy Feet 2 or whatever is rediculous... hes just looking for an easy dollar!

1678 days ago
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theresa    

This man only caused Brittney Murphy's problems. It's a shame he's taking this route and sounds like he's still after a money train. Why didn't he take Brittney to the hospital if she was that bad, why didn't he call a paramedic when she could barely walk, why would he let there be so many meds in the house to harm her in the first place. This guy will lose this case. She picked the wrong man to marry because only a good man really holds you up and brings the best out of you. Sleeze is what he sounds like.

1678 days ago
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I'MWITHCOCOFORREAL    

Way to exploit your wife's death. You know, I think I'm going to sue every employer who didn't hire me, because it's causing me depression. :)

1678 days ago
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Mike    

Refusing an to extend an actor's role to a future sequel is hardly a life endangering act. No court is ever going to buy that. This guy sadly can't seem to resolve where his fleeting fantasies end and the real world begins.

1678 days ago
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Chris    

What garbage. Pigs like these are what's wrong with the American legal system.

1678 days ago
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SANTAFEJACK    

This guy is either blinded by grief or he's just plain stupid or some lawyer has talked him into this. Another waste of the judicial system! As a lawyer, Harvey certainly understands.

1678 days ago
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$$$    

I guess I can sue Brittnays' husband...cause watching her movies made me sick!!

1678 days ago
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LA    

Look Ass-munch, she had issues, emotional, drugs and eating disorder. One of the main health risks of eating disorders by themselves is your body giving out..add the drugs and emotional turmoil and you get this end result sometimes.It's very sad but seriously, people get fired every day for one reason or another and just like joe jackson and the rest of the "jackson family dynasty of the other 4" this is sounding more and more like greed, greed, greed and profiting off a death. sickening. I'm starting to think he DID give her drugs...oh no, don't sue me for saying that...it's my OPINION...

1678 days ago
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