Brittany Murphy’s father has accused the late actress’ mother of selling her personal belongings on auction sites for personal profit as the former couple battle it out over their daughter’s death.
The grieving parents have argued about Brittany’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, claiming that the late actress was poisoned.
Murphy’s father claims Sharon Murphy sold off her daughter’s movie memorabilia on the website Julien’s Auctions, even selling her passport.
Angela stated, “[Sharon] joined into Julien’s Auctions and in April all of Britt’s things were sold to the highest bidder. Then re-sold on eBay.”
Bertolotti tried to prevent them from selling Brittany’s belongings, but the online auction went ahead anyway.
A floral nude dress Brittany Murphy wore in the 2003 movie “Uptown Girl” sold for $1,920 while another tutu-inspired dress from the same movie reached $520.
Brittany’s passport was auctioned off for $620.
Sharon Murphy spoke out last week about the lab results showed her daughter and son-in-law were poisoned to death. She called it “madness and lies”.
Her 61-year-old mother, who was living with Brittany and Simon in their Hollywood Hills home at the time of their deaths, stated, “I have chosen to stay out of the limelight since the tragic and sudden death of my wonderful, talented, loving daughter. I have no choice now but to come forward in the face of inexcusable efforts to smear my daughter’s memory by a man who may be her biological father, but was never a real father to her in her lifetime.”
NSharon noted that Brittany, who died aged 32 on December 20, 2009, had no relationship with her father, who spent 12 years in jail during her childhood.
Sharon said of the lab report, “I have asked some knowledgeable people, and they tell me that an analysis from a sample of hair is not considered dependable unless it is backed up by tests of tissue and blood and other analysis – which he did not do (the coroner did, but they show no similar results).
“I am also told one lab may give different results than another lab in terms of heavy metals, and the proper method requires multiple tests before any results are released. The lab Angelo used, if you can call it that, is an Internet site that farmed out the actual testing, and then wrote horribly untrue things under the guise of “analysis.” It mentioned rat poison as a possible cause and claimed to be able to say that a third party murdered my beloved daughter.”
Sharon adds, “To even mention that the heavy metals that were listed in his test are in rat poison, leading to articles suggesting Brittany ingested that or anything like it, is absurd. If she had, don’t you think it would have shown up in the coroner’s test of her blood and tissue? His report conveniently ignores what any good scientist will tell you: A hair sample can be affected by many outside factors, including hair dye, hair spray, prescription medications, foods, smoking the occasional cigarette and environmental factors. One cause we now know may have been toxic mold that was eventually discovered in that house — which may have been what really killed her.”
Sharon continued, “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.”
Simon died aged 40 on May 23, 2010, five months after his wife – and in almost identical circumstances.
Despite Sharon’s comments, Simon’s mother, Linda Monjack last week told MailOnline, “I have a feeling that something is terribly wrong. I believe that lots of things were covered up that should not have been covered up and I do know that my son died unnecessarily in circumstances that are very, very suspect”.
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