A judge blocked the release of Bob Saget’s death records, one day after the deceased comedian’s family filed suit to keep the records private.
“Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, and three daughters, Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer, filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office,” NBC News reported on Wednesday. “Both agencies have been handling the probe into Saget’s death after the comedian, 65, was found dead Jan. 9 in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes.”
Circuit Judge Vincent Chu determined that Saget’s family has a “clear legal right or interest in the Protected Records as the surviving spouse and children of Mr. Saget.” Indeed, the lawsuit stated that “Plaintiffs will suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress if Defendants release the Records in response to public records requests or otherwise disseminate the Records for any other reason or purpose.”
In the wake of Saget’s death, some physicians have noted that his injuries appeared consistent with severe trauma — although not necessarily consistent with a violent attack.
“I think the autopsy report does raise a number of questions about the nature and extent of the injuries. If we typically see slip and falls that occur usually in the bathroom, someone hits the back of their head on the shower or the bathroom floor,” neurologist and stroke expert Dr. Jason Freeman told MSNBC.
“These injuries described in detail in the autopsy report seem to go beyond that. And I think, as you described in your opening, this is where some of the medical professionals began to speculate about what could have caused the actual injuries.”
“I would agree that the injuries as described do typically form because of significant head trauma,” he continued. “So again, when someone slips and falls and hits the back of their head, there’s actually room for the brain to shift between the back and front of the head and cause some of the injuries as described in the autopsy report.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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