Brittany Murphy's Dad Angelo Bertolotti "Embarrassed" By Late Daughter's Lifetime Biopic, Slams Star Amanda Fuller
Brittany Murphy's father is outraged about his late daughter's upcoming Lifetime biopic, The Brittany Murphy Story. Since watching the commercials leading up to its Sept. 6 premiere, Angelo Bertolotti has been lashing out via Twitter about the film's alleged lies — and slamming Amanda Fuller, the actress portraying the Clueless and 8 Mile star.
"My daughter #brittanymurphy would be horrified to know who they chose to play her and how cheap it all is," he tweeted on Monday, Sept. 1. "#brittanymurphy would have been MORTIFIED if she knew what a mockery they made of her life and her gorgeous looks and talent. #Unauthorized."
Bertolotti has been non-stop retweeting fans that agree with him about the film, which depicts Murphy having meltdowns, taking pills, and leaving a hospital in a wheelchair.
"@lifetimetv UGH. Embarrassed just watching this. Cringing for #brittanymurphy," he added. "@lifetimetv This is not what happened at all. Not even close."
He also directly tweeted at Fuller, who currently stars in Tim Allen's ABC sitcom Last Man Standing. "@amandafuller27 took it upon herself to trash me and my parenting in an interview after one tweet to her last week," he wrote.
Bertolotti continued lashing out in an interview with Examiner.com. "I am disgusted and outraged that Lifetime decided to produce such a trashy project, defiling the memory of my beautiful, talented daughter, Brittany Murphy," he said in a statement on Aug. 30. "Frankly, I am amazed at their audacity of calling it 'a true story' without conducting any research or consulting with any members of the family. The Brittany Murphy Story is an affront to everything my daughter was in real life. It's hideous, unauthorized and completely untrue."
Bertolotti was estranged from Murphy when she died at the age of 32 of cardiac arrest in her L.A. home's bathroom in 2009. It was later reported that she died of pneumonia and anemia following an autopsy. Her husband Simon Monjack mysteriously died five months later from the same causes. In 2013, new reports raised questions surrounding Murphy's tragic death, with Bertolotti claiming to Good Morning America that his daughter was poisoned.
The Brittany Murphy Story airs at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime on Saturday, Sept. 6.