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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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MitchConn0r    

Congratulations Simon Monjack, you have just been entered into the biggest douche in the universe contest. Good Luck.

1730 days ago
32.

samper    

He's just mad because he wasn't in the Will. This is his way of trying to cash in anyway.

I'd be surprised if it's even heard... WB is NOT responsible for the health of every person they hire/fire/pass on. It's ridiculous to think so and this idiot needs to find an actual JOB to support himself rather than expecting WB to do it.

Disgusting pig! He should be ashamed of himself and her mother should kick him out of HER home immediately!!!

1730 days ago
33.

surfing2day    

I wonder if they think she committed suicide.

1730 days ago
34.

Lisa-Centereach    

Let's see...Who should I sue for the things in my life, that didn't turn out the way I wanted??

He's an idiot..

1730 days ago
35.

Klipper    

Yeah, good luck proving that in court.
I feel bad for the guy but that's just a ridiculous accusation. People get fired from jobs every damn day and they don't die because of it.

1730 days ago
36.

Harriet    

He is a total jerk and perhaps he contributed to her death. Brittany was a lovely looking young woman. I would have hoped that she could have selected a better mate.

1730 days ago
37.

Eric    

Look at what those dumbazzes let O.J. get away with in California. This guy might have a chance. Can we sell California to Mexico??

1730 days ago
38.

LILLL    

Money grubbing extortionist pig. This is not greiving...it is grasping at straws because you don't know where your next dollar will come from once Sharon wakes up and kicks you to the curb.

1730 days ago
39.

pie    

Perhaps Brittany Murphy tried to get off her meds too fast.

Propranolol – reduces heart rate.
Fluoxetrine – decreases heart rate
Topamax – increases heart palpitations – should withdraw very gradually or will cause heart attact.
Klonopin - heart palpitations. - should withdraw very gradually or will cause heart attact.

Brittnay did a drug store version of John Belushi.

1730 days ago
40.

justsaying    

You've gotta be sh*tting me.

1730 days ago
41.

TIA    

This guy gives me the creeps much the same way Spencer Pratt gives me the creeps.

1730 days ago
42.

LILLL    

Soul-less creep.

1730 days ago
43.

tim    

im gonna sue obama.he said the stimulus would create new jobs.yet the unemployment rate keeps increasing.

1730 days ago
44.

Judy    

Monjack wasn't named in her Will, so he's going to try to profit from her death. What B.S. and what a LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1730 days ago
45.

JMJ    

Craziest thing I ever heard!! She must have willed her money to someone other than him.

1730 days ago
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