In the wake of the tragic news of Bob Saget’s death, his family has now filed a lawsuit to keep his death record sealed.
According to E! News, Bob’s wife Kelly, along with his three daughters, Aubrey, Lara and Jennifer Saget, are suing Orange County Sheriff John Mina and the District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office in Florida.
The complaint alleges that a number of media outlets have filed public records requests to obtain copies of the investigation, and they are suing to prevent the release.
The family says they will “suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress” if the death record is not kept “confidential and exempt from disclosure under Florida law.”
Brian Bieber, the lawyer representing the Saget family, says:
“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.
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 was found dead in his Ritz-Carlton Hotel room in Orlando, Florida, on January 9th. He had performed a comedy show earlier that night.
According to the recent autopsy report, Bob suffered a severe and traumatic head injury, resulting in multiple skull fractures. It was initially reported that he may have hit his head on the headboard and suffered a brain bleed, passing away in his sleep.
However, the new information revealed that the injury was much more severe and that he likely fell backwards, striking his head with enough force to fracture his skull.
However, Dr. Gavin Britz, the chair in neurosurgery at Houston Methodist, said the trauma was consistent with a much more serious accident.
“This is significant trauma. This is something I find with someone with a baseball bat to the head, or who has fallen from 20 or 30 feet.”
No drugs or alcohol was in his system.
A comedy legend, Bob was most famously known for playing the role of TV dad Danny Tanner on Full House, starring John Stamos, Dave Coulier, Candace Cameron, as well as Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.
Bob’s wife Kelly shared this touching tribute to her late husband last week: