Naomi Judd’s family has reportedly been granted a court order to have the late country legend’s “graphic” death records sealed from the public to eliminate pain “for years to come.”
In court documents obtained by NBC News, Wynonna and Ashley Judd, along with Judd’s widow, Larry Strickland, filed a request to keep the investigation into the “graphic manner” of the singer’s suicide a private matter, the outlet reported on Thursday. The injunctive relief was filled in Williamson County, Tennessee, on Monday.
The material reportedly obtained by the sheriff’s office, which responded to Judd’s death in April, collected photos and video evidence that, if released to the public, could cause “emotional distress, pain and mental anguish,” the court filing noted.
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“Moreover, the release of these records would continue to