A judge has sealed the release of Naomi Judd’s ‘graphic’ suicide photos after her daughters Ashley, Winona and her husband Larry Strickland said making the sheriff’s records available would cause them ‘pain’.
The country superstar suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April 2022 at the age of 76 — and now her family has filed for an injunction to keep the records of the Williamson County, Tennessee, investigation into her death sealed. has been filed.
It follows revelations that Ashley, 54, and Wynonna, 58 – The other half of singing duo The Judds was not included in his mother’s will after she died earlier this year.
A temporary order banning ‘graphic’ records, including photographs, videos and written documents, from being entered into public records was granted on Tuesday.
According to documents seen by Fox NewsThe records include ‘photographs, video recordings, audio recordings, and written reports.’
Naomi Judd poses with her daughter Wynonna backstage at the 2022 CMT Music Awards, days before Naomi’s tragic suicide. A judge has now imposed a temporary ban on the release of investigative documents into her death, some of which were described as ‘graphic’.
Larry Strickland, Ashley Judd, and Winona Judd talk onstage after Naomi’s ‘A River of Time’ celebration at the Ryman Auditorium on May 15, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. The family has now asked that photos and documents related to their mother’s suicide be kept from public record.
It was one of Naomi Judd’s last public appearances before her death. She is pictured waving to the crowd at the CMT Music Awards on April 11, 2022.
But some of the records collected during the inquest into her death ‘depict Mrs Judd in graphic fashion.’
The order said that if the records related to the country singer’s death were made public, her family would suffer “irreparable loss in the form of emotional distress, pain and mental agony.”
He noted that if the information was placed on public record, the “whole family” would feel the pain for “years to come.”
The order will be discussed in a public hearing on September 12.
Two weeks before her shocking death, Naomi stood on stage with Wynonna in a surprise reunion at the Country Music Awards in April 2022.
They sang a powerful song of reconciliation, written by Naomi – ‘Love Can Build A Bridge’ in her last public appearance before her suicide.
The Judds were the most successful country singers of the ’80s, winning five Grammys, nine CMAs and selling 20 million records.
It comes after details of Naomi’s will were revealed recently – as the country sider named her husband Larry as executor of her $25 million fortune.
And according to sources, this caused anxiety in the family.
Eldest daughter Wynonna, 58, plans to contest her mother’s will, which made no provision for her or her half-sister Ashley, 54.
Winona’s decision to give in to her mother’s wishes is fueled by a deep sense of injustice and a simmering rift that has plagued the family for decades.
Speaking to OlxPraca.com, the source revealed that Ashley has sided with Strickland over her mother’s decision.
Eldest daughter Wynonna, 58, is now grappling with her mother’s decision to exclude her from her will and instead leave her $25 million fortune to husband Larry Strickland – to build a successful music career together. even so
“Ashley Judd has no problem with her late mother Naomi handing over her entire $25 million fortune to her second husband, Larry Strickland,” the insider said.
‘With Ashley it was never really about the money. She has a net worth of $14 million but lives a relatively simple life.’
In contrast, the source added, ‘finances are near and dear,’ for Wynonna, who has long struggled with money, spending habits, and with her mother, whom she called ‘my dearest enemy.’ There are troubling relationships.
Shortly after their mother’s death, Ashley and Wynonna supported each other in their loss, attending her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame on May 1, the day after her mother’s suicide.
But the sisters’ united front was reportedly short-lived. The source said, ‘[At first] Ashley and Wynonna really leaned into each other over Naomi’s death, but you knew it was only a matter of time before their old sibling issues resurfaced.’
Naomi and Wynonna photograph their heyday. Sources close to Wynonna allege the singer is upset she was left out of Naomi Judd’s will and ‘believes she was a major force behind her mother’s success. The day after Judd’s death was announced, they were both inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
According to insiders, Wynonna feels entitled to a ‘piece of the pie’ as the ‘lead singer’ of ‘The Judds’ and Naomi went from working as a nurse in Nashville to becoming a global star.
Naomi’s upbringing was a tumultuous one – and she attributes her depression in part to the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of an uncle at the age of just three.
When she was 22, Naomi was raped and beaten by an ex-boyfriend, a trauma that saw her flee Los Angeles to rural Kentucky, where she would raise her children while training to become a nurse. Lived on welfare with
They lived in a house with no electricity, telephone, television or indoor plumbing.
Naomi moved to Nashville when she qualified and eventually became head nurse in an intensive care unit.
It was here that he learned that a patient’s father was in the music industry. He made a tape of the song with Wynonna, gave it to her and launched ‘The Judd’s’ career in music.
On May 29, a month after her mother’s death, Wynonna wrote an emotional Instagram post in which she spoke of her unbearable grief and her fear of never being able to ‘surrender to the truth’. The way his mother left this life.
She wrote about ‘personal healing’, her sense of ‘helplessness’ and the few things she knew during such despair and drama.
She said she will continue to fight for her faith, for herself and her family, to ‘show and sing’.
And she vows to ‘break the cycle’ of addiction and dysfunction that has dogged Judd women and, with Grace’s imprisonment, threatens to descend into another generation.