Sharon Murphy, Brittany Murphy's mom, has finally broken her silence after the late actress's father claimed that independent lab tests showed evidence of poisoning and foul play. In an emotional open letter, Murphy says his revelations "are based on the most flimsy of evidence and are more of an insult than an insight into what really happened."
Published in The Hollywood Reporter, Murphy's lengthy letter dismisses Angelo Bertolotti's recent claims as nothing more than a bid for attention and money from a man who wasn't much of a father during their daughter's brief life.
Angelo was not there at all after age 1. He certainly wasn't around during the 12 years he spent in prison on three criminal felony convictions. Throughout her childhood, I was Brittany's only parent and sole support. No bond could have been stronger.
Angelo did come out of the woodwork when Brittany was a teenager and found success in a number of TV shows just before she was in Clueless. But she quickly saw him for who he is — and didn't want anything to do with him. He now claims to have had a few meetings with Brittany over the years where he took the occasional photograph, but those must have been brief moments because I was there with her most of the time at home and when she was working — and he was never, ever around. He has admitted he did not see her at all during the final three years of her too-short life.
Murphy points to the shoddy science behind the independent lab results, but still manages to add to the general air of weirdness, mystery, and suspicion that has surrounded the deaths of Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack four years ago.
We will never know for sure. However, we do know the Los Angeles County Coroner did extensive tests and found that she died of natural causes. And now she is a real living angel in heaven.
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