Bob Saget’s family granted permanent injunction to block the release of records
According to court minutes obtained by CNN affiliate WKMG, Ninth Judicial Circuit Judge Vincent Chiu granted the Saget family’s petition for the permanent injuction.
The judge’s decision came nearly a month after Saget’s family filed a lawsuit to block the release of some records, citing privacy concerns, as CNN previously reported.
“The entire Saget family is grateful that the Judge granted their request for an injunction to preserve Bob’s dignity, as well as their privacy rights, especially after suffering this unexpected and tragic loss. We are pleased this issue has been resolved, and the healing process can continue to move forward. All of the prayers and well wishes continuously extended to the family are beyond appreciated,” Saget family attorney Brian Bieber said in a statement to CNN.
On Monday, a source familiar with the investigation told CNN The Orange County, Fla., Sheriff’s Department completed its investigation into Saget’s death and issued a final report on the matter.
The report’s findings are consistent with the medical examiner’s initial ruling that Saget’s death was accidental in nature, according to the source, who is not authorized to speak publicly about the matter
The document is subject to the court order barring the release of any new information about the comedian’s death
“There are no surprises in the report,” the source said.
“In the process of these investigations, Defendants created records which include photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, statutorily protected autopsy information, and all other statutorily protected information,” the lawsuit stated. “Upon information and belief, some of these Records graphically depict Mr. Saget, his likeness or features, or parts of him, and were made by Defendants during Defendants’ investigations.”
The family argues in the lawsuit that the release of this information — whether through a public records request or any other avenue — would cause them to “suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress.”
CNN’s Amy Simonson, Aya Elamroussi, Tina Burnside and Kate Conerlv contributed to this report.