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Brittany Murphy Foundation Returns Donations

2/15/2010 4:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Brittany Murphy Foundation has re-opened its website after TMZ's story this weekend -- and promises to give back all the donations people made while it figures out that whole "we weren't really a charity" thing.

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TMZ broke the story that the foundation -- run by Brittany Murphy's husband, Simon Monjack and mother, Sharon Murphy -- hadn't filed the necessary documents to qualify as a charity or nonprofit group. As soon as we called the foundation for comment, the website immediately shut down.

But late Sunday the website resurfaced with a message: It would return all the donations "until we have our non-profit status approved before proceeding to insure that we can truly honor Brittany's charitable desires."

The website is no longer taking donations and now holds itself out as a private foundation which awaits 501(c)3 non-profit status.


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61.

cat    

I mean no disrespect but sadly my gut tells me all this guy will miss is his meal ticket ...

1677 days ago
62.

Debbie Adams    

That guy monjack was scamming when Brittany was alive. I don't think her untimely death would change his "M.O." one bit !! How else will he support himself ??? He's DISGUSTING !!!

1676 days ago
63.

Elvis Twin    

It doesn't ring of a scan to me. Looks like they got caught with their pants down without a plan! Brittany Murphy really didn't take a public stand for anything. She may have, but it wasn't noteworthy like some others. I'm sure they meant well and are as shocked and saddend as the rest of us about her untimely demise. They probably talked to a lawyer and he told them to shut it down or your gonna get your @$$es sued off.

No good deed ever goes unpunished

1676 days ago
64.

carl    

He's a thief who got caught..Now,,,wants to return Some Money..to get the Legal Heat off of him.Nice Try..IDIOT

1676 days ago
65.

say it like it is    

Acting just like all the black people do... Wanting something for free, just too damn lazy to work!

1676 days ago
66.

kromen    

Janky as Luanne's parents.

1676 days ago
67.

fastdriver    

I think something is up between Simon and Sharon!

1676 days ago
68.

help    

Before and after Brittany Murphy passed away there were so many stories and rumors about Simon Monjack being controlling and a scam artist, and hurting Brittany's career. But now that we see how he and his mother-in-law are both behaving...makes u wonder? It's sad because now that Brittany is no longer alive all the stories and rumors about Simon are now becoming true!

When looking at the stock images of Brittany Murphy, she seemed like genuine, kind, free-spirited person. And it's sad her own husband and mother will not let her rest in peace...If Brittany didn't surround herself around Simon she would still be alive.

1676 days ago
69.

Woot    

It was during the Larry King interview that I became 150% convinced: Brittney's mom and Simon are "together". And both are vile buckets of mucous.

1676 days ago
70.

Larry    

I ALWAYS WONDER HOW THESE THINGS HAPPEN...I MEAN...PEOPLE SAY LOVE IS BLIND...BUT THIS IS RIDICULOUS...BRITTANY IS A BEAUTIFUL ANGEL...YET AS BEAUTIFUL AS SHE WAS AND IS SHE CHOSE THIS FAT GREASY SWEATY PIG AS A MATE...A GUY THAT HAD A SEEDY AND QUESTIONABLE PAST...AND I HAVE TO AGREE WITH TMZ AND THE POLL...THIS GUY IS TRYING TO MAKE MONEY OFF HIS DECEASED WIFE...AND THAT IS TOTALLY SICK AND CRAZY...PROBABLY NOW TO SAVE FACE HE MIGHT FILE THE NECESSARY PAPERS TO MAKE THE FOUNDATION LEGIT...BUT HE DIDN'T DO IT IN THE FIRST PLACE BECAUSE HE'S DUMB AND DIDN'T REALIZE THAT PEOPLE OF INTELLIGENCE (LIKE TMZ)MIGHT MAKE SURE BEFORE JUST RANDOMLY JUST GIVING AWAY MONEY TO A SICK CRAZY SEEDY SELF CENTERED JERK LIKE SIMON...ENJOY WHAT YOU HAVE LEFT OF YOUR DECEASED WIFES' MONEY SIMON...YOU WERE LUCKY TO HAVE HER...BUT YOU WON'T BE SO LUCKY IN THE FUTURE!!!

1676 days ago
71.

Bobby From NY    

think about it he is over sized taking all kinds of pills having asthma attacks but not needing care in an airport.most medications if taken in large amounts WILL cause problems breathing specially during the stress of a flight and moving through security.i wonder how many times he would say here take this pill hunny it will make you feel better and did that one to many times with her death as the result.pills can make a person delusional if taken enough in large amounts as we seen with MJ.this could be a very good reason why he is acting how he is.

1676 days ago
72.

adonna    

To the people who think this is legit, would you please send me $100k to help a Saudi prince free his hidden fortune?

1676 days ago
73.

L337M4573R    

this is retared the guy is basicly saying "im brittany murfeys husbane please give me money"

1676 days ago
74.

M. Higgins    

I knew the former NJ acting coach/director of Brittany Murphy. While the Murphy’s lived in NJ, he coached Brittany for many years at no charge. When Brittany’s mother Sharon was working, he took care of Brittany and chaperoned her on many of her New York City auditions. If they needed anything, he was always there for them…even if it meant using his own money or taking days off from work.

When Brittany and her mother moved to California, they remained in contact. They even requested monologues and music from him for auditions. After Brittany started to become famous, the calls became less and then he never heard from them again.

He went on to teach High School Theater and tried to contact Brittany to help inspire young actors and support Arts Education. Never did she respond, even when she was in town.

It’s interesting how Sharon Murphy and Simon Monjack’s “Brittany Murphy Foundation” is in support of Arts Education yet to my knowledge; it was never an interest before. I also think it’s ironic how they blame Brittany’s death on Hollywood insiders turning their back on her – yet the Murphy’s turned their back on their NJ “friend.”

1676 days ago
75.

dragonfly    

The day, Thurs that the Coroner said it wasn't her heart. I checked the Foundation and the 2 guys who helped Monjack set this crap up had their links removed. One was the Web designer and the other a notorious scam artist who sets these "Fake Foundations" up! LMAO as it was like rats off a sinking ship! Good Call...TMZ finally someone is putting their thinking cap on!

1676 days ago
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