Brittany Murphy's father opens up in an exclusive interview
MURDER BY POISON: RARE OR RARELY DETECTED -
By Det. Tony Monheim, (ret). From Law and Order Magazine, November 2011
Finally, after considerable prompting, Sharon Murphy has broken her silence in an open letter to the Hollywood Reporter. Her choice of that publication may have been influenced by the fact that its “Senior Editor and Show Business Historian” Alex Ben Block is a friend of hers. I think it reasonable to suppose that this letter was in fact ghostwritten by him, as it shows a command of English not hitherto demonstrated by Sharon.
Alas Sharon does not explain why she delayed in summoning medical attention in both Brittany's and Simon's cases, but rather launches an ad hominem attack against Brittany's father, making the obviously spurious claim that his request for further enquiries into the death of his daughter constitutes a slur against Brittany. Angelo has in fact challenged slurs against her while Sharon has been in hiding - surfacing only to launch an opportunist law suit and sell Brittany’s belongings, including her passport.
Sharon has at least dropped the claim that Angelo is not Brittany’s father, revealed in a series of tweets in 2011, by her then-publicist Roger Neal…
Presumably Sharon’s denial of Angelo’s paternity was done for fear that he might have some claim on Brittany’s estate.
While she now acknowledges Angelo’s paternity, she claims that he was never part of Brittany’s life - despite evidence to the contrary, and bizarrely, castigates him for not being present during his incarceration.
She accuses Angelo of being motivated by profit, despite the fact that his efforts in seeking justice have left him out of pocket, and that he never took any money from Brittany or otherwise exploited his connection to her. Sharon, on the other hand, has relied on Brittany or her estate for an income for some twenty years.
She slurs Angelo as unfit to run a foundation in Brittany’s name, despite her own being controversial throughout its brief existence. Angelo’s foundation is not yet appealing for donations, unlike Sharon’s, which gave no contact details or information as to how the money would be spent.
This article by Julia Davis has been updated to include Angelo’s response to Sharon’s letter.
Brittany Murphy’s death should be re-examined, experts say -
Recent revelations about poisoning as a likely cause of Brittany Murphy’s untimely demise caused furor all over the world. Sudden deaths of the 32-year-old movi
In TV and movies when cops find evidence of possible crime, they confront possible suspects with it in order to note their response. Guess that’s not how it works in real life, huh? In real life, the police do nothing, and the media keep thinking of ways to excuse them doing nothing by attempting to discredit the evidence. First they say it comes from a dubious source (or maybe pretend that the source is unknown), and when that turns out not to be true, they try to think of another explanation for the evidence. In fact, they behave just like the criminal suspects do on TV, always changing their story.
WATCH: Brittany Murphy's father on 'GMA' -
'I have a feeling there was definitely a murder situation here'