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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: False Report On "Missing" Brittany Murphy Pills Infuriates Her Husband; Mother May Sue

Feb. 28 2010, Published 7:53 a.m. ET

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Brittany Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack is furious over a published report that claims the actress obtained a prescription for 120 hydrocodone pills just 11 days before her death – and only 11 pills were left in the bottle.

Monjack tells in an exclusive interview that the pills were prescribed to Brittany’s mother Sharon, a cancer survivor, and the report is so outrageous and damaging that it is harming her health and she’s considering legal action.

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The release of Brittany Murphy’s full autopsy report on February 26 ended all rumors and hurtful speculation that the actress had abused drugs.

But a day after that report was released a website claimed that 109 pills were missing when only 44 should have been taken, per the prescription guideline. The published article asked “so why were so many pills prescribed in the first place?” and claimed the coroner wanted to know as well but his office had received no help from Monjack in locating the doctor.

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But the truth is the 120 pills of hydrocodone were prescribed to Sharon because she suffers from neuropathy, says Simon. Neuropathy is a type of nerve damage and in Sharon’s case it was caused by chemotherapy and radiation, Monjack told

Dealing with the report that falsely claimed “missing” pills belong to Brittany is harming her mother’s health even more and triggering her neuropathy, according to Monjack.

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“We have never been asked about these pills by the coroner,” an extremely upset Monjack told

“Dr. Cohen prescribed the pills to Sharon Murphy.  Dr. Cohen has never prescribed anything to Brittany.  He’s never, ever seen Brittany.”

He accused the website that published the report of devastating Sharon by “trying to dig up any last fantastical story based entirely on fiction to defame her dead daughter.”

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“This false story is triggering her neuropathy more and it's damaging,” he told  “It’s hard enough to lose a daughter but then to have this story…makes it even harder.

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“Sharon still has to have reconstructive surgery and is a very sick woman.  This is so defamatory and ridiculous.  It benefits no one when these lies are propagated."

“Sharon is considering legal action against (the website that published the article)."

READ Coroner’s Press Release



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