“I am disgusted and outraged that Lifetime decided to produce such a trashy project, defiling the memory of my beautiful, talented daughter, Brittany Murphy,” Angelo Bertolotti told the Examiner.
“Frankly, I am amazed at their audacity of calling it ‘a true story’ without conducting any research,” the furious father continued. “The Brittany Murphy Story is an affront to everything my daughter was in real life. It’s hideous, unauthorized and completely untrue.”
In addition to making what he called “despicable” claims— including that Bertolotti abandoned his daughter when she was 2— Bertolotti believed the production lacked even superficial quality.
“Lifetime’s casting was atrocious,” he said. “Amanda Fuller, the girl playing Brittany, looks absolutely nothing like her. Everyone looks ridiculous in their bad wigs and the dialogue is nauseating.“
Murphy was found dead in her Los Angeles home at just 32 in December 2009. The Coroner’s Office determined that the Clueless actress died accidentally from multiple drug intoxication, pneumonia and anemia.
Despite the authorities’ conclusion, Bertolotti still believes his daughter was poisoned.
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