Simon Monjack’s Mother Defends Her Son’s Marriage To Brittany Murphy: They Were ‘In Love’

Although some folks near Brittany Murphy believed that her husband, Simon Monjack, was a ‘con-artist,’ his mom got here to his protection in a brand new documentary concerning the actress’ demise.

Simon Monjack’s mom, Linda Monjack, and brother, James Monjack, had been interviewed for the chilling new HBO documentary What Happened, Brittany Murphy? The documentary explores Brittany Murphy’s uncommon 2009 demise from pneumonia and anemia, which was precisely what killed Simon simply 5 months later. The footage additionally delves deep into Brittany and Simon’s relationship, and recounts how these near the actress had been fearful that Simon was a “con-artist” who was making the most of her.

However, Simon’s mom is fiercely defending her son, and insists that he cherished Brittany. When requested whether or not she thought Simon was “controlling” of the actress, Linda replied, “Well, only to say, when I saw them together, they were very much in love. It’s a very fine line, isn’t it? Between controlling somebody and managing them to have the best career. I don’t know.”

Simon Monjack and Brittany Murphy attend a film screening in 2008. (Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock)

Linda was requested whether or not or not Simon “exaggerated” issues to her when he was alive, and he or she admittedly “didn’t know” learn how to reply the query. “I know he wasn’t in the market to hurt anybody,” she assured the interviewer. “You know, people do believe what they want to believe. You hear what you want to hear. You react to what you want to hear from that other person.” She additionally mentioned that Simon “never swindled money from [her],” and insisted that anytime she gave him cash, it was “willingly and freely.”

Simon Monjack and Brittany Murphy
Simon Monjack and Brittany Murphy sit entrance row at a vogue present. (Gregory Pace/BEI/Shutterstock)

Brittany died on Dec. 20, 2009 after collapsing within the toilet of her and Simon’s dwelling. Linda mentioned her final dialog with Brittany concerned the actress asking her “Am I dying?”, as she struggled to breathe. A Feb. 2010 post-mortem report confirmed that Brittany’s major explanation for demise was pneumonia, in addition to iron-deficiency anemia and a number of drug intoxication. The medicine in Brittany’s system had been a mixture of over-the-counter and prescribed drugs that had been authorized; nevertheless, the coroner famous, “The possible adverse psychological effects of elevated levels of these medications cannot be discounted, especially in her weakened state.”

In the months main as much as Brittany’s demise, associates observed that she was wanting a lot thinner. Simon’s ex-fiancee, Elizabeth Ragsdale, who he had a son, Elijah, with, commented on the load loss within the documentary. “When I saw Brittany Murphy getting really thin, I knew he had something to do with that. He loved anorexic women,” she claimed. “I believe that Simon Monjack, even if he did not kill Brittany Murphy, he allowed her to die because he did not get her to the doctor and get her help. I believe that he did the same thing to himself, knowing that he needed medical treatment. He didn’t get it and he died. He would rather be dead that be discovered as the con-artist that he was.”

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