Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy died Dec. 20, 2009 at the age of 32. A new lab report suggests the actress may have been poisoned, but not everyone is buying it. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Brittany Murphy’s mother Sharon is speaking out after the man who might be the late actress’ father, Angelo Bertolotti, implied that his daughter was poisoned and murdered on Dec. 20, 2009. Her mother, however, denies that the “Clueless” actress’s death was a result of foul play, and further added that Bertolotti was never a meaningful part of Murphy’s life.

"I have chosen to stay out of the limelight since the tragic and sudden death of my wonderful, talented, loving daughter four years ago this Dec. 20," Sharon Murphy wrote for The Hollywood Reporter, commenting on a recent lab result that suggests her daughter was poisoned.

Brittany Murphy and her husband Simon Monjack died within five months of each other from natural causes, but the actress’ father never believed that was the case. He sued the Los Angeles County Coroner and alleged his daughter and son-in-law’s deaths should have been investigated further.

"I have no choice now but to come forward in the face of inexcusable efforts to smear my daughter's memory by a man who may be her biological father, but was never a real father to her in her lifetime," Sharon Murphy wrote. "He has made outrageous statements over the past few years, culminating in this latest madness: that my darling daughter was murdered."

But that’s not all. In an interview with People, Bertolotti said he thought Sharon was to blame for the young couple's untimely deaths. "My theory is that the mother did the job on both of them," Bertolotti said. When he was asked why Sharon would do that, he responded: "Money, that's all I can understand about it."

According to Sharon, however, Bertolotti only started to become a part of Murphy’s life once her acting career took off. "Angelo did come out of the woodwork when Brittany was a teenager and found success in a number of TV shows just before she was in ‘Clueless,’” she says. "But she quickly saw him for who he is – and didn't want anything to do with him."

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