Thursday, December 20, 2012

On the anniversary of Brittany Murphy’s death, her father continues to seek justice

On the third anniversary of Brittany Murphy’s death, her father Angelo “AJ” Bertolotti continues his quest to uncover the true cause of her untimely demise. His plight has been replete with numerous obstacles, but has finally reached a promising development.

Bertolotti is now represented by George G. Braunstein, Esq. in his lawsuit against the Office of the Coroner and the LAPD, seeking the release of specimens of Brittany’s hair and tissues (LA Superior Court Case No. BC476868). Braunstein was previously involved in legal matters pertaining to the autopsy of Sylvester Stallone’s son, Sage Stallone.

Bertolotti insists on having Brittany’s specimens independently tested, because he is skeptical of the official theory that his daughter and her husband died of pneumonia and anemia. Bertolotti believes that their symptoms (including sharp abdominal pain and vomiting) warrant proper testing for toxins and poisons. Deputy Chief Coroner Ed Winter publicly admitted that the Office of the Coroner did not conduct such tests, simply assuming that the couple’s deaths were “natural”. The LAPD collected Brittany’s hair samples, but did not test them either. The concerned father rushed to pay to have his daughter’s specimens preserved, since they were scheduled to be destroyed by the Office of the Coroner.

“I’m in disbelief that my simple request would turn into such an ordeal, since both the Coroner and the LAPD initially agreed to release the specimens, but later reneged on their promise,” said AJ Bertolotti. “Whether it exposes incompetence or corruption, I will continue moving forward to find out what truly caused Brittany’s death.”

Fleur De Lis Film Studios recently released documentary film, “Top Priority: The Terror Within” exposed stunning revelations about disturbing events surrounding the couple shortly prior to their untimely deaths. The film showcases the fact that Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack were subjected to retaliatory terror tactics by the Department of Homeland Security, after Brittany was named as a witness in the case of a national security whistleblower Julia Davis. Julia was branded a “Domestic Terrorist” and was subjected to unprecedented retaliation (including the raid of her home with a Blackhawk helicopter/Special Response Team). Brittany Murphy and Simon Monjack have confided to The Hollywood Reporter that “they had to take extreme security precautions because they were under surveillance by helicopters and their phone was bugged”.

Reviewers and critics have commented that “Top Priority: The Terror Within” exposes “a pretty significant connection to Brittany Murphy”, is an “outstanding movie – one that exceeds every other modern documentary”, strives “to bring important truths to light”, “a story worth telling” that exposes “absurdities carried out under the guise of the Patriot Act”, “a flaming indictment of the Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Los Angeles Coroner's Office and even the Screen Actors Guild”,  “astonishing”, “an impressive hoard of corroborating visual and audio evidence — anchored by taped legal depositions from two creepy government suits”, “scurrilous ICE investigators Herbert Kaufer and Jeffrey Deal” with "more twists and turns… then all of the rides at Disneyland" in this "remarkable film that'll make you question your leaders."

After premiering at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles and winning the Best Picture award at the Off The Radar Film Festival, “Top Priority: The Terror Within” came out on DVD on December 12, 2012. It is now available exclusively through

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