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As you've probably heard by now, Lifetime is airing "The Brittany Murphy Story" on Saturday night (September 6).
As you've also probably heard, the late actress' father, Angelo Bertolotti, is furious, taking issue with everything from the casting of actress Amanda Fuller to the term "chunky monkey" being used to describe his daughter, to the existence of the film in general.
So before you head in and absorb Lifetime's take on Murphy's life (and death), learn the facts that everyone -- Bertolotti included -- know to be true: Murphy died on December 20, 2009.
Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, at first seemed to accept the popularly accepted cause of death.
The independent analysis ordered by dad Angelo Bertolotti found high levels of toxic metals, including Barium, which is used in some rat poisons, in hair that reportedly belonged to Murphy, Bertolotti claimed Monday.
Murphy, 32, died in December 2009 from acute pneumonia and severe anemia possibly complicated by therapeutic drugs, the Los Angeles County Coroner previously ruled.
*An earlier draft of this story said that Bertolotti thought the U. Instead, they believe the culprit was Brittany's mother, Sharon.
New toxicology results paid for by the father of Brittany Murphy claim that the "Clueless" actress may have been poisoned before her death.
He had toxicology tests done on his daughter's hair, and since the tests revealed higher-than-normal levels of 10 heavy metals, he claimed -- still claims, in fact -- that Brittany and Monjack were poisoned by a third party.* Sharon has dismissed these claims, specifically in an open letter published in The Hollywood Reporter, since Bertolotti's test results could have come from any number of factors, and a real poisoning -- rat poison, specifically -- would need to be proven with blood and tissue samples.