Reports are now surfacing that the late Brittany Murphy’s husband, Simon Monjack, who recently passed away, allegedly drained the actresses’ finances nearly dry. Murphy’s former business manager Jeffrey Morgenroth told People that Monjack drained his deceased wife’s cash reserves by 80 percent before his own death from anemia and pneumonia in May.
As a result of these loss in finances, Murphy’s mom Sharon, 57, is facing financial uncertainty, says Morgenroth. “There were huge amounts of money in [Brittany’s] pension plan and bank account, and all of that’s gone,” says Morgenroth. “I would see it on the statements. There was money being withdrawn by Simon, hundreds of thousands.”
It is also said that Monjack’s mother, Linda Monjack, reportedly ordered Murphy’s mother Sharon to leave the couple’s Hollywood home. Jeannette Bycott, an assistant to Morgenroth said: “Linda started acting like everything belongs to her,” says Bycott. “Before Sharon could say anything, Linda stated the house was now hers.”
However, Linda Monjack, denies any wrongdoing by either her or Simon. “If there is money missing I have no idea where it is. He didn’t get much, maybe a few hundred dollars, and he paid off his debts with it. He was spending his time crying his eyes out most of the time. He was in a terrible state.”