• Bob Saget's family filed a lawsuit against officials to keep the records private
  • The lawsuit states that releasing his death records serves "no legitimate public interest"
  • The comedian's autopsy results confirmed that his death was accidental

Bob Saget’s wife Kelly Rizzo and their three daughters are suing Orange County Sheriff and the Medical Examiner’s Office in order to stop the release of his death investigation records.

The lawsuit comes a month after the comedian died from a fatal head injury.

Filed Tuesday, the lawsuit seeks to block any further release of details related to the death of the former “America’s Funniest Home Videos” host. The family reportedly wants to keep the comedian’s death records private as they might only cause mental and emotional harm.

“Plaintiffs will suffer irreparable harm in the form of extreme mental pain, anguish, and emotional distress if Defendants release the Records in response to public records requests or otherwise disseminate the Records for any other reason or purpose,” the lawsuit stated.

Aside from blocking the release of reports related to Saget’s death, Rizzo and Saget’s daughters also want materials such as photographs, audio, video recordings, and “statutorily protected autopsy information” gathered during the investigation to be kept from public records requests, claiming that “no legitimate public interest would be served by the release or dissemination of the records to the public.”

The lawsuit contends that media outlets have filed or plan to file public records requests seeking more information about the late actor’s death, stating that any further detail related to the investigation will be released only to his spouse and daughters. The request comes as the court rules on whether to permanently keep information about Saget’s death confidential.

Saget was found dead in his room at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Florida on Jan. 9. Last week, his family confirmed that he died from head trauma.

“The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma. They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep. No drugs or alcohol were involved,” the family said in a statement to People.

An autopsy of his remains indicated that the head trauma resulted from an “unwitnessed fall backward,” confirming that the death was accidental.

US actor Bob Saget (L), shown here with wife Kelly Rizzo in Los Angeles last month, has been found dead, police say
US actor Bob Saget (L), shown here with wife Kelly Rizzo in Los Angeles last month, has been found dead, police say AFP / Michael Tran