Instead of quietly mourning the loss of his late wife Brittany Murphy, Simon Monjack is going around talking to the press about his wife's death.
In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Monjack states that he plans on suing Warner Bros for for wrongful death, claiming that it was the studios fault that Murphy had a heart attack.
“They killed her,” he said. So why does he think they killed her? Simon is convinced that after she got fired from Happy Feet, “she was devastated.”
Just one month before Warner Bros. decision to fire Murphy, she had been let go from The Caller, a film shooting in Puerto Rico.
“Every story needs a villain, and everyone has decided it is me,” Monjack says. “The reports about the Puerto Rican set are fantasy. I was never, ever drunk there. What I did do was demand they follow union rules and after she had worked 12 hour days, six days a week, that she get the breaks she was entitled to. I was ‘difficult’ because I was the enforcer to protect Brittany. She was far too nice to stand up to directors and producers who wanted her to work to exhaustion.”
Brittany’s mother, also chimed in to protect her son-in-law stating, “Simon protected Brittany,” she says. “That is the role he assumed after they married and it’s why a lot of people in Hollywood can’t stand him.”
The producers of "The Caller" responded to Monjack's decision to file a lawsuit stating, "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."