Brittany Murphy’s father is sticking to his guns and sticking up for his late daughter. By now we all know Lifetime’s tell-all biopic on Brittany’s life was a disaster, but it got a lot of press through Murphy’s father Angelo Bertolotti.
When he first heard about the biopic, Angelo was livid, especially with the casting of Amanda Fuller, who played Brittany in The Brittany Murphy Story. The actress’ father took to Twitter and a battle ensued. As reported by The Wrap, Angelo said he was disgraced that the actress was playing his daughter.
“Amanda Fuller attacked my daughter, Brittany Murphy, as well as myself and our relationship, which she knows nothing about. She did that in response to one single tweet, where I called her being cast in this film ‘a disgrace.’ I stand by that opinion,” said Bertolotti.
In response Fuller, who is on ABC’s Last Man Standing told TheTVPage that this was nothing more than cyber-bullying.
“He has already gone and attacked me on Twitter and I have had to block him and that is fine. He can do what he wants. But I just think it is interesting that the minute she is back in the press he is all about, ‘I am going to sue’ and all that stuff. If he really respected his daughter’s memory then I don’t know if he would be trying to make all this controversy about it. Let her rest in peace.”
Even after the airing of the made for TV movie Angelo has sent out tweets about his disgust over the whole production and their alleged lies. In addition to a live tweeting session during the movie, he has also posted horrified reactions by fans while the Lifetime biopic aired.
#BrittanyMurphy‘s mother sells her used undies after her death, Dad holds on to every memento – but he’s “estranged”? pic.twitter.com/fZQp6d2o5s — Ken D. Rapper (@Ken_D_Rapper) September 7, 2014
Conveniently, the #BrittanyMurphy “story” left out way too many things and lied about the others. pic.twitter.com/XRZTFZTCdn — Angelo Bertolotti (@BrittMurphyDad) September 8, 2014
After it was all said and done he continued to express his opinion on the whole situation.
“After Amanda Fuller attacked my one Tweet in a long article, I made several other comments about the film. Those are my opinions. I’m entitled to express them. That’s not ‘bullying.’ I’ve also re-tweeted fans, which I’ve done for years. Everyone knows that re-tweets don’t equal endorsement.”
Aside from the horrible reviews the most damaging of all might be what Lifetime decided to leave out of the biopic, which is the updated lab reports that found poisonous metals in Murphy’s body after her father insisted further testing should be done.
Have you watched Lifetime’s The Brittany Murphy Story?
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