The family of comedian and actor Bob Saget has filed a lawsuit to block Florida officials from releasing photos and other records from an investigation into his death last month, court documents show.
Citing privacy concerns, Saget’s wife and other family members said photos, videos and other footage from the Orange County Sheriff’s investigation into the comedian’s death should only be released to families.
Saget, 65, is best known as the jolly dad on the television sitcom Full House was found dead in an Orlando hotel room last month. His family previously said the cause was head trauma which occurred when his head was accidentally hit.
Various news outlets have sought access to the investigative records.
“The release of the archive to the public will lead to the direct and widespread dissemination of the archive to the internet, as well as to print and television media, which will cause irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, grief and emotional distress,” Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, said. and other relatives said in court filings.
Representatives for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Nine District Medical Examiner’s Office, both named in the lawsuit, could not immediately be reached for comment on the filing, which was first reported by USA Today.
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