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Children's Charity Started In Honor of Brittany Murphy Not Registered

brittany-murphy-weds-5-7-07Brittany Murphy’s mother, Sharon, and husband Simon Monjack started a charity after her death to support arts education for children.  The Brittany Murphy Foundation began soliciting donations last month through its website. But there’s a big problem — it’s not legal.

The organization was never registered as a nonprofit and there is no such note on its website as required by law.  After TMZ discovered this, the website was taken down “for maintenance” and later a note was posted on the site indicating the foundation would return all contributions until official nonprofit status was achieved.  Read the public statement here.

Rumors in Hollywood have long portrayed Monjack as somewhat of a con man. This major gaffe certainly won’t help his reputation.

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