Simon Monjack, husband of late actress Brittany Murphy, said his wife was heartbroken by Hollywood before she died. Monjack andÂ Brittany’s mother, Sharon Murphy,Â also blasted the tabloids and Hollywood gossips for spreading lies about Murphy in several new interviews this week.
“Hollywood is a village and once you upset the villagers, they talk, and they gossip, and they rumor,” Simon Monjack said. All the gossip about Brittany Murphy reportedly caused her to lose the job of voicing Gloria in Happy Feet 2 just a week before her death, Monjack claims. Not getting to reprise her role in the animated sequel allegedly upset Murphy a great deal. “They have blood on their hands,” Monjack said.
Over the years, Brittany Murphy dealt with endless rumors of drug use, especially cocaine, and was often accused of having an eating disorder due to her sometimes frail appearance. Simon Monjack and Sharon Murphy, the late starlet’s mother, have vehemently denied those rumors.
“She had a fear of dying,” Sharon Murphy said. “She would not take too much caffeine. She wouldn’t even have a glass of champagne on New Year’s. She was just high on life, and people see that as something else I guess.”
On the Today Show on Thursday, Simon Monjack said Brittany Murphy was “not taking any medication for her mood, for anorexia, or any mental illness… It’s utterly ridiculous that these rumors have perpetuated.” As for the many prescription drugs found in their home, Monjack said most of them were his.
“You want to know what broke Brittany Murphy’s heart? Hollywood broke Brittany Murphy’s heart,” Monjack told Larry King in an interview earlier this week.
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