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Last week, news broke that Brittany Murphy could have been murdered, and the claims uncovered some scars that may not have fully healed.

The Clueless actress’s father made the allegations that rat poison was found in his late daughter’s system, but now Brittany’s mother Sharon Murphy is fighting back with an open letter, telling her estranged husband to knock it off.

Published on The Hollywood Reporter, the letter reads:

I have no choice now but to come forward in the face of inexcusable efforts to smear my daughter’s memory by a man who may be her biological father but was never a real father to her in her lifetime. Angelo Bertolotti has relocated to California in his old age to claim he is here for Brittany, as he never was in life. He has made outrageous statements over the past few years, culminating in this latest madness: that my darling daughter was murdered.

His claims are based on the most flimsy of evidence and are more of an insult than an insight into what really happened, as I will explain to you shortly.

First, I want you to know a little of the real story. I raised Brittany alone. We didn’t have much at first, but we always had each other. My daughter and I were our only family, and we were inseparable and always there for each other in good times and bad. She never left my side as I battled cancer twice, and I was there for her through the trials and tribulations of her beautiful life and career.

Sharon goes on to explain that Brittany’s father left when she was one, served a long prison term, and only popped back into their daughter’s life after she found success.

Angelo did come out of the woodwork when Brittany was a teenager and found success in a number of TV shows just before she was in Clueless. But she quickly saw him for who he is — and didn’t want anything to do with him.

Sharon says the lab Brittany’s father used was an internet site, before questioning his credibility.

To even mention that the heavy metals that were listed in his test are in rat poison, leading to articles suggesting Brittany ingested that or anything like it, is absurd. If she had, don’t you think it would have shown up in the coroner’s test of her blood and tissue? A reputable expert will tell you that what this lab did is an ethical violation of the highest order; to even pretend to be able to draw such conclusions on unreliable evidence is the real crime.

You can read the complete thing over on THR. May Brittany rest in peace.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty