In December 2009, actress Brittany Murphy (Clueless), who was only 32 at the time, collapsed in her bathroom and died after going into cardiac arrest. Her death was ruled by the Los Angeles coroner to be caused by natural causes: pneumonia and anemia. Five months later, Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack, died in the same home of the same natural causes: pneumonia and anemia.
At the time, no foul play was suspected in either case, although there was some suggestion of toxic mold, which was initially ruled out by the Los Angeles County Department of Health. However, Murphy’s parents were so sure that it was toxic mold, they sued the Department of Health, and eventually, Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti, managed to secure the release of Murphy’s hair, blood and tissues for independent testing.
The results that came back from independent testing did not support death by toxic mold. Instead, the report concluded that there was a presence of 10 heavy metals consistent with rat poison and that “the only logical explanation” was “an exposure to these metals (toxins) administered by a third party perpetrator with likely criminal intent.”
So, independent testing concluded that Murphy and her husband were murdered by the same means five months apart?
Now, combine that report with a HuffPo piece from last year on a documentary alleging that Murphy and her husband were murdered by the Department of Homeland Security, and it starts to make some weird, though slightly insane sense.
Apparently, Murphy and her husband had spoken out in favor of whistleblower Julia Davis’ lawsuit against DHS for wrongful imprisonment. Davis was a customs official, as well as a screenwriter and filmmaker, who had blown the whistle to an FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force after she noticed security breaches that allowed 23 foreigners from terrorist countries onto U.S. soil, the same day Osama Bin Laden had planned terrorist attacks on America in 2004. DHS apparently retaliated against her to such an extent that Davis would later file a $20 million lawsuit against DHS.
Murphy supported Davis’ suit.
According to Davis’ film, at the time of Murphy’s death:
Murphy and Monjack were on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) watch list;
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were trying to kick her screenwriter husband out of the country;
Monjack was arrested over an expired visa - a ruthless tactic to intimidate Murphy after she spoke out in defence of Julia Davis, a former Customs and Border Protection agent.
Moreover, according to a THR piece on the last days of Brittany Murphy, Simon Monjack reported that ‘they were under surveillance by helicopters and their phone was bugged.’
Was it DHS that murdered Murphy and her husband? Was it someone else? The facts themselves at the very least point to something insidious, and the story we thought we knew — which had been clouded by false tabloid allegations of drug use and bulimia — may be completely false.