Despite the fact that several close to Brittany Murphy believed her husband, Simon Monjack, was a “con-artist,” his mother defended him in a new documentary about the actress’ death.
Linda Monjack and James Monjack, Simon Monjack’s mother and brother, were interviewed for the new HBO documentary What Happened, Brittany Murphy?
The film looks into Brittany Murphy’s odd 2009 death from pneumonia and anemia, which was also the cause of Simon’s death only five months later. The video also goes into detail about Brittany and Simon’s relationship, including how friends and family members of the actress were concerned that Simon was a “con-artist” who was taking advantage of her.
Simon’s mother, on the other hand, is adamant in her defense of her son, insisting that he loved Brittany. “Well, simply to say, when I saw them together, they were very much in love,” Linda said when asked if Simon was “controlling” of the actress. Isn’t it a fine line to walk? Controlling someone and managing them to have the best career are two different things. “I’m not sure.”
When Linda was questioned if Simon “exaggerated” things to her when he was alive, she stated that she “didn’t know” how to respond. She assured the journalist, “I know he wasn’t looking to damage anyone.” “People believe what they want to believe, you know.”
You just listen to what you want to hear. You react to what the other person says in the way you want to hear it.” She further claimed that Simon “never cheated [her] out of money” and that she always gave him money “willingly and freely.”
Brittany died on December 20, 2009, after falling in her and Simon’s restroom. Linda stated Brittany asked her, “Am I dying?” as she battled to breathe during their last talk. Brittany died of pneumonia, iron deficiency anemia, and various drug poisoning, according to an autopsy report released in February 2010.
“The possible detrimental psychological effects of elevated amounts of these medications cannot be dismissed, especially in her fragile state,” the coroner said of the drugs in Brittany’s system, which were a combination of over-the-counter and prescription prescriptions that were legal.
Friends observed Brittany was getting underweight in the months leading up to her death. In the documentary, Simon’s ex-fiancee, Elizabeth Ragsdale, with whom he had a kid, Elijah, commented on his weight loss.
“I suspected he had something to do with Brittany Murphy’s weight loss when I observed her growing so thin.” She said that he had a thing for anorexic women. “I believe that, even if Simon Monjack did not murder Brittany Murphy, he enabled her to die because he failed to get her to a doctor and seek her aid.
I suppose he did the same thing to himself because he knew he needed medical help. He didn’t get it, and he died as a result. He’d sooner die than be found out as the scam artist that he was.”