Bob Saget’s family sues Orange County officials to block release of records related to star’s death

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Bob Saget’s family filed a lawsuit in Orange County Tuesday in an effort to block the release of records related to the investigation into his death.

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The suit was filed by Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, and his three daughters. It names Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office as the defendants and requests an injunction declaring the materials they gathered during the investigation into Saget’s death confidential and exempt from public records requests.

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The records in question include photographs, as well as video and audio recordings, according to the lawsuit.

It argues Saget’s family would suffer “irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish and emotional distress,” if the records were released.

Saget, 65, was found unresponsive on Jan. 9 in a room at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The medical examiner released a statement Thursday ruling Saget’s death an accident.

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Chief Medical examiner Joshua Stephany said in a statement that an autopsy revealed that Saget died of blunt force trauma, likely due to an “unwitnessed fall.”

The family’s case was assigned to Circuit Judge Vincent Chiu. No hearings have been scheduled.

Read the full complaint below:


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