The family previously expressed concern in a petition over public access to the details of Naomi’s death in April, arguing it would cause “significant and irreparable harm.” Na terça-feira, no entanto, a Associated Press reported they are willing to have it dismissed — though it’s still subject to approval.
De acordo com o outlet, part of the reason for the dismissal is because the journalists who requested the police records are not requesting photographs or body cam footage from inside the home.
The notice also mentions the introduction of a bill which aims to keep death investigations private, so long as the death is not the result of a crime, de acordo com a AP.
em agosto, the family filed a petition in a Tennessee court to seal police reports and recordings from the investigation into the country legend’s death, which also included interviews with the family after her death.
In the petition, Strickland stated that he was unaware that his interviews with police were being recorded and he consequently provided personal information.
De acordo com os documentos, Ashley was in “clinical shock, active trauma and acute distress” following her mother’s death, and she did not want the recordings of interviews to be made public.
The petition also stated the family wanted to prohibit the disclosure of Naomi’s medical records.
Mais tarde naquele mês, Ashley, 54, wrote a guest essay for O jornal New York Times and opened up about how the aftermath of her mother’s suicide has made her take legal action to protect grieving families from unwarranted intrusion into their private lives.
“The trauma of discovering and then holding her laboring body haunts my nights,” Ashley wrote in O jornal New York Times sobre ela mother’s April 30 morte, adding that it was “the most shattering day of my life.”
“Naomi lost a long battle against an unrelenting foe that in the end was too powerful to be defeated. I could not help her,” ela continuou. “I can, no entanto, do something about how she is remembered. And now that I know from bitter experience the pain inflicted on families that have had a loved one die by suicide, I intend to make the subsequent invasion of privacy — the deceased person’s privacy and the family’s privacy — a personal as well as a legal cause.”
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Ashley continued by recalling the moments after her mother’s death when the actress was taken to four separate interviews with law enforcement.
“In the immediate aftermath of a life-altering tragedy, when we are in a state of acute shock, trauma, panic and distress, the authorities show up to talk to us,” ela escreveu, adding that she was too shaken to think through her answers or even begin to consider her own questions about privacy.
“I felt cornered and powerless as law enforcement officers began questioning me while the last of my mother’s life was fading,” ela adicionou. “I wanted to be comforting her, telling her how she was about to see her daddy and younger brother as she ‘went away home,’ as we say in Appalachia.”