Bob Saget's family files suit to block further release of records related to star's death to protect ‘privacy’

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Bob Saget’s family filed a lawsuit Tuesday attempting to block officials from releasing further information regarding the comedian’s cause of death “in order to protect” their “privacy,” one of the family’s attorneys said. 

The lawsuit, which was filed in Orange County and obtained by Fox News Digital, names Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office.

“In order to protect the Saget family’s privacy, today on their behalf, I filed for an injunction to prevent the disclosure of any photographs or videos of Mr. Saget made by the authorities during their investigation,” Brian Bieber, an attorney representing the Saget family, told Fox News Digital.

“The facts of the investigation should be made public, but these materials should remain private out of respect for the dignity of Mr. Saget and his family,” the statement continued. “It’s very simple — from a human and legal standpoint — the Saget family’s privacy rights outweigh any public interest in disclosure of this sensitive information.”

Bob Saget’s family has filed a lawsuit in order to block officials from releasing "sensitive information" regarding the comedian’s cause of death.
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The “sensitive information” includes photographs, as well as video and audio recordings, according to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo and his three daughters, said the release of this information would cause “irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish and emotional distress” to the family.

Saget was found dead in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida, Jan. 9. 

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Saget’s death on social media, saying it found no signs of foul play or drug use.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Rizzo and Saget’s three daughters.
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His autopsy report was subsequently released to the media and revealed the comedian had suffered multiple fractures prior to his death. The Orange County Medical Examiner’s office concluded that Saget had likely hit the “posterior aspect of his head” in an unwitnessed fall. 

“A toxicology analysis did not reveal any illicit drugs or toxins. The manner of death is accident,” Orange County Medical Examiner’s office told Fox News Digital. “Our condolences go out to Mr. Saget’s loved ones during this difficult time.”

Saget is survived by Rizzo and his three daughters. His widow shared a tribute to the comedian on social media following his funeral.

“After much reflection this week, I’m trying, really trying, to not think I was robbed of time. But instead to think: How lucky was I that I got to be the one to be married to THE MOST INCREDIBLE MAN ON EARTH,” she began in the caption.

Saget poses with Rizzo and two of his daughters.
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“I was the one who got to go on this crazy ride with him and be in his life these last 6 years. We had that time to make each other the happiest we’d ever been nd change each other’s lives forever. I got to be the one to love him and cherish him. He deserves all the love. Every ounce of it. Because that’s how amazing Bob was. He was love. If you were in his life you KNEW he loved you. He never missed an opportunity to tell you.”

“Most importantly. I have no regrets,” Rizzo continued. “We loved each other so damn much and told each other 500 times every day. Constantly. I know how much he loved me until the very last moment and he knew the same. I’m so grateful for that. Not everyone gets that.”

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