Bob Saget’s family files lawsuit to block publication of documents related to star’s death to protect ‘privacy’

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Bob Saget’s family filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to try to stop authorities from releasing further information about the comedian’s cause of death ‘in order to protect’ their ‘privacy’, one of the lawyers said of the family.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Orange County and obtained by Fox News Digital, names Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the district medical examiner’s office nine.

“In order to protect the privacy of the Saget family, today, on their behalf, I have filed an injunction to restrain the disclosure of any photographs or videos of Mr. Saget taken by authorities during their investigation,” said Brian Bieber, a lawyer representing the Saget family. family, told Fox News Digital.

“The facts of the investigation must be made public, but these elements must 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 perspective – the privacy rights of the Saget family outweigh any public interest in disclosing this sensitive information.”

Bob Saget’s family has filed a lawsuit to stop authorities from releasing “sensitive information” about the comedian’s cause of death.
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“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 disclosure of the information would cause “irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish and emotional distress” to family.

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

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


The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the three daughters of Rizzo and Saget.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the three daughters of Rizzo and Saget.
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His autopsy report was later released to the media and revealed that the comedian had suffered multiple broken bones before his death. The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded that Saget likely hit “the back part of his head” in an unwitnessed fall.

“Toxicology analysis revealed no illicit drugs or toxins. Manner of death is an accident,” the 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 after his funeral.

“After a lot of thinking this week, I’m trying, really, not to think that I’ve been robbed of my time. But rather to think: how lucky I was to be the one who married THE MAN MOST INCREDIBLE ON EARTH”, she started in legend.


Saget poses with Rizzo and two of his daughters.

Saget poses with Rizzo and two of his daughters.
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“I was the one who got to go on this wild ride with him and be a part of his life for the last 6 years. We had this time to make each other the happiest we’ve ever been and change each other’s lives for always. Gotta be the one to love 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 important. I have no regrets,” Rizzo continued. “We loved each other so much and said to each other 500 times a day. Constantly. I know how much he loved me until the very last moment and he knew the same thing. I’m so grateful for that. Not everyone don’t understand that.”

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