On April 30, Ashley Judd and sister Wynonna Judd posted on social media about the demise of their mother, Naomi Judd. Naomi passed away the day prior to her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Sensitive details about Naomi’s death came into the public’s view after Tennessee Law enforcements had disclosed it.
Naomi Judd‘s family petitioned to keep the details of her death private, including transcripts and recordings. The appeal claims that if the tapes were made public, it would result in excruciating anguish and irreparable harm. However, Ashley questions the likelihood that their request to keep the death records private will be granted. She argues that the information belongs only to their family’s memories and not for the public to prey upon.
Tennessee law permits the law enforcement officers to withhold information throughout an ongoing investigation, but the materials are frequently made public once the investigation is complete.
Naomi’s family had previously disclosed that she suffered from PTSD and bipolar disorder.
The actor and activist Ashley Judd pushed for greater training in trauma awareness and empathy for law responders. She contends that there is a need to alter the way law enforcement handles bereaved families inhumanely, and then publicly share the family’s excruciating anguish. Naomi should be remembered for the way she lived—a life of silly humor, theatrical splendor, and unfailing compassion; not for her sufferings, Ashley said in New York Times.
We offer our deepest condolences to the bereaved family. Our warmest wishes are for you to find consoling tranquility and courage for the days ahead and only remember beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.
Ashley Judd, Naomi Judd, The Judds, Wynonna Judd