Brittany Murphy’s Husband Is Suing Warner Bros. Over Her Death. Because That Makes Perfect Sense.
Tila Tequila apparently isn’t the only one with an unorthodox method of grieving. Simon Monjack, husband of deceased Sin City actress Brittany Murphy—who passed away from still-undisclosed causes at the age of 32 in December—has announced that he plans to sue Warner Bros., claiming the studio is responsible for her death.
How’s that, you say?
Monjack theorizes that Murphy suffered a heart attack after learning that she wouldn’t be cast in an upcoming sequel to Happy Feet. Yeah, really. And since he believes that Warners pulled her off of the gig because of supposedly false reports that she was acting erratically on the set of The Caller, it’s suing time.
Here’s the story, straight from the crazy horse’s mouth:
“Warner Brothers relied on conjecture and hearsay about the Puerto Rico film [set of The Caller] for why they canceled Brittany’s role in Happy Feet.”
There just seems to be one tiny problem with Monjack’s theory: Murphy was never signed on for a role in Happy Feet 2, according to Warner Bros., who issued 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.”
Wow, this should be a real puzzler for the courts. We can only hope justice will be served, and that a judge will order that Monjack’s mouth be surgically sealed shut with a soldering iron.