Brittany Murphy‘s mother says that toxic mold found in the late "Clueless” star’s Hollywood home is the reason her daughter and her son-in-law, Simon Monjack, died, www.tmz.com reports.
Sharon Murphy contends in a lawsuit that the people who built her daughter’s house are to blame for mold that led to the pneumonia that caused the 32-year-old actress to die in December 2009 and that led to Monjack’s passing just months later.
According to TMZ, Sharon Murphy has filed a lawsuit against her former lawyers for legal malpractice. In the suit, she says the attorneys convinced her to accept a settlement offer for the construction problems in January, but didn’t explain that the settlement included a stipulation keeping her from suing the builders for their alleged role in her daughter’s death.
TMZ reports Sharon Murphy is now seeking the amount she would have won in a wrongful death lawsuit, as well as other damages.