New allegations in Brittany Murphy’s death case
(JULIA DAVIS) In an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles Homeland Security Examiner, Brittany Murphy’s father, Angelo Bertolotti and his attorney, Chance E. Gordon, Esq. raise new claims about missing court filings in the LA Superior Court Case No. BC476868. The lawsuit in question was filed by Mr. Bertolotti against the Office of the Coroner and the Los Angeles Police Department on January 11, 2012, seeking the release of specimens of Brittany’s hair and tissues. Deputy Chief Coroner Ed Winter publicly admitted that the Office of the Coroner did not conduct any testing for poisons and toxic substances. The LAPD collected Brittany’s hair samples, but did not test them either.
Angelo Bertolotti said, “How could anyone believe that it was natural for two young people [Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack] to die months apart under identical circumstances, both of them experiencing severe stomach pains and vomiting immediately prior to their passing? No one bothered to conduct any testing for poisons or toxins. Both deaths were erroneously attributed to pneumonia and anemia. Later I was told that all specimens of my daughter’s hair and tissues were about to be destroyed, unless I paid to have them preserved. I did just that, but now we’re facing new roadblocks in my plight to have Brittany’s hair and tissues released and independently tested.”
Mr. Bertolotti’s attorney of record, Chance E. Gordon, Esq. added, “The Office of the Coroner and the Los Angeles Police Department have initially pledged their cooperation in this case, but now they are reneging on their promises, based on the court filings that have ignominiously vanished from the docket. I came onboard as Mr. Bertolotti’s legal counsel in this case on January 23, 2012. The proper form for Substitution of Attorney has been filed, time-stamped and accepted by the court. Since that date, I’ve issued several subpoenas in this case, with which the Defendants initially promised to comply. In addition to Brittany’s specimens, we’re seeking the release of evidence that could be potentially related to her untimely passing. We’ve subpoenaed The Hollywood Reporter with respect to the audio tapes in their possession, where Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack have described helicopter surveillance and wiretaps perpetrated against them by the Department of Homeland Security. We’ve also subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security with respect to the information related to the said surveillance and attempted deportation of Simon Monjack. Additional subpoenas went out to the Screen Actors Guild Producers Health Plan, regarding Brittany’s medical files.”
Chance E. Gordon, Esq. added, “The case was steadily moving forward. Suddenly, in June of 2012 the Clerk of Court asserted that the docket does not include the filing wherein I came on as Mr. Bertolotti’s attorney. Now the Defendants and those served with our subpoenas are laboring under the misapprehension that our demands for relevant evidence and information don’t have to be honored – when in fact they are valid and remain in full effect. I am at a loss as to why the Clerk of Court would remove our filing from the docket and furthermore claim that it was never filed with the court. Adding to this glaring error is the fact that Brittany Murphy’s last name was misspelled in the court’s databases, having been recorded as “Mijrphy”, presumably to prevent members of the media from locating this file through name searches. We will be taking further steps to address these discrepancies, to ensure that the case continues to move forward in Mr. Bertolotti’s pursuit of justice for his daughter, Brittany Murphy – in spite of the obstacles that stand in our way.”