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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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Erik D    

Mr. Fat F**k your gravy train is dead and buried. Warner Bros should sue you for being a stupid fat f**k!!

1646 days ago
17.

Shannon    

you have got to be kidding? thats the dumbest thing ever! he even said she was sick didnt he? there is now way not getting a job caused her to have a heart attack. lets go around and sue everybody who doesnt give us a jb

1646 days ago
18.

Carl    

That has to be the stupidest thing I've heard all day. I hope the judge fines him for wasting the courts time on this nonsense. He's always been a sleazeball, so I guess I shouldn't be shocked. Too bad Britney passed on before she realized what he is like.

1646 days ago
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justagirl    

This lawsuit smells fishy to me and has no merit. Hundreds of actorsactresses have been let go/looked over from roles for one reason or another and have NOT had heartattacks or dropped dead because of it. This appears like a case classic of being money hungry. Her husband should just let the poor girl lie in peace and quit making himself look silly.

1646 days ago
20.

Vonn    

AS IF THIS WAS THE ONLY ROLE SHE LOST. THAT'S THE WAY HOLLYWOOD WORKS, YOU WIN SOME & YOU LOSE SOME. IF HIS LOGIC IS CORRECT WHY DIDN'T SHE PASS ON AFTER BEING FIRED FROM "THE CALLER"? YOU SIR ARE A DIRTBAG

1646 days ago
21.

Shea    

First of all this lawsuit is total BS!

Secondly, we KNOW there was something wrong with her eyesight -- she married this ugly MF! The only thing missing on Simon Monjack are the bolts in his neck.

Idiot!

1646 days ago
22.

Jo jo    

He only doing this cuz his income is now gone. He's a sad person!

1646 days ago
23.

J C    

Democrats are beholden to the trial lawyers,so there will be no tort reform and ridiculous lawsuits like this one will bog down our court systems.

1646 days ago
24.

offcrgentleman    

Looks like the rumors were absolutely correct. This con man isn't wasting any time, is he? Mr. "Grieving Husband" is already trying to cash in on his dead wife with a b.s. lawsuit. What a pig.

1646 days ago
25.

Just Saying    

There is no way to establish "probable cause"...

1646 days ago
26.

John    

maybe he can sure himself next... I am sure he will win

1646 days ago
27.

Maniacal Zebra    

The greedy bastard MUST know he'll lose. If not, he is in desperate need of long-term, intensive psychiatric help. The court system would be COMPLETELY overwhelmed if everyone who was ever fired sued for health problems that occurred after being fired. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

1646 days ago
28.

CB    

Apparently, she didn't leave him enough money to live on when she passed away. He lived off her, now she is gone, and he is mourning the loss of his income. He has to blame someone.

1646 days ago
29.

bertha    

I really did not know who she was..however I must say I watched a lifetime movie the other day..She was the star and she was horrible.Skinny and looked to me like she was high,(not in caracter)I kept switching channel to see if she ever got any better...I am so sorry she had to pass.... and mabee she was a good actress at one time..But not in this little film.Horrible

1646 days ago
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,    

Are you gonna sue McDonald's when you have a heart attack, big boy?

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