Simon Monjack is not the monster he was portrayed to be in HBO’s latest Brittany Murphy doc, so says his brother, who feels he was duped into taking part in the entire thing.
The two-part sequence investigates the life, relationships and dying of the actress … however largely focuses on her weird marriage to Simon Monjack — who died simply 5 months after Murphy. There’s loads of suspicions raised in regards to the circumstances surrounding her dying, however one theme within the doc stays fixed … Simon wasn’t a great dude.
Throughout the episodes, Simon is accused of controlling Brittany, taking her cash, having secret children and ultimately stopping her from getting medical consideration.
Monjack’s brother, James, who’s interviewed within the sequence tells us he was disillusioned that the filmmakers made Simon out to be the villain.
James says the mission was initially pitched to him to be investigative journalism into the couple’s deaths, however as a substitute, it got here off as a sensationalistic piece. James mentioned he and his mom — who was additionally interviewed — had hoped the sequence would result in a breakthrough in what really killed Simon and Brittany, however made it appear extra like Simon led to her death.
While James says he was in a position to watch your entire factor, his mother will not … and he or she too is upset that every one it actually did was level fingers at Simon.
Murphy was discovered unresponsive at residence and died in 2009 of what was finally decided to be a case of untreated pneumonia and drug intoxication. Eerily sufficient, Monjack died in the identical home 5 months later of pneumonia and drug intoxication.