Brittany Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack has accused the media of publishing unfair stories about him following his wife’s tragic death – insisting the press is targeting him because he is not an attractive Hollywood star. Murphy passed away earlier this month, December 2009 after suffering a cardiac arrest at her Hollywood Hills home in Los Angeles.
Monjack is adamant many of the reports that have surfaced after Murphy’s death have been unfairly negative, with some publications detailing his past financial problems and calling him a “conman.” And the British screenwriter is convinced he is being victimized by the press because he doesn’t compare to his wife’s ex-boyfriend, actor Ashton Kutcher.
He tells Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, “I know I have been called a conman. I am not perfect. I never said I was. But there has been so much rubbish written about me and Brittany. Most of what you read is made up. My problem is that I do not look like Ashton Kutcher… Nor do they like the fact that she married someone who was not famous. (In Hollywood), stars like stars to marry other stars.”
And Monjack has slammed reports which suggested his late wife was taking a dangerous cocktail of prescription drugs before her death, insisting most of the pill bottles which officials found in their home were old.
He adds, “I know what the inference is by all those pills. That she was some kind of addict, but addicts hide away their pills. They do not leave them on the nightstand like Brittany. Some of them were old and date back to when Brittany had some ailment or other. You know how people accumulate things and never throw them away.”