Judge has ordered Naomi Judd’s graphic suicide photos to be released. Wynonna Judd and Wynonna Judd, their daughters, said that making Sheriff records public would make them feel ‘pain’.
The country superstar died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in April 2022 at the age of 76 – and now her family have filed for injunctive relief in Williamson County, Tennessee, to keep the investigation records into her death closed.
Following revelations by Wynonna and Ashley, both 54, this is the latest in a series of scandalous developments. The Judds’ other half, The Judds, were not in their mother’s will. She died earlier this year.
A temporary order was made to prohibit the posting of ‘graphic’ records (photos, videos and written documents) on Tuesday.
Fox News has seen documents that reportedly include photos, video and audio recordings as well as written reports.
Naomi Judd is pictured behind-the-scenes with Wynonna Judd, her daughter. They were there at the 2022 CMT Music Awards. Judge has temporarily halted the release of investigative documents regarding Naomi Judd’s death. Some were deemed graphic.
Wynonna Judd, Wynonna Judd, Ashley Judd and Larry Strickland speak after Naomi’s celebration of ‘A River Of Time’ in Ryman Auditorium May 15, 2022. This was Nashville, Tennessee. Family members have asked to keep the photographs and other documents that surround their mother’s death from the public.
This was Naomi Judd’s last public appearance in public before she died. Pictured waving to the crowds at CMT Music Awards, April 11, 2022
However, some records which were collected in the investigation of her death show Mrs. Judd graphically.
An order was issued saying that the public records surrounding the singer’s suicide would cause irreparable harm to her family.
The report noted that the entire family would suffer pain for many years if this information were made public.
This order will then be considered in evidence at a hearing scheduled for September 12.
Naomi and Wynonna met onstage two weeks ago, just before Wynonna’s shock death.
They sang a powerful song of reconciliation, written by Naomi – ‘Love Can Build A Bridge’ in what was her last public appearance before her suicide.
The Judds were country’s most popular singers in the 80s. They won nine CMAs, five Grammys, and sold 20 million records.
After details about Naomi’s will came to light, the country sider named Larry executor of her $25 million fortune.
According to some sources, this caused discontent within the family.
Wynonna (58), an older daughter plans to contest the will of her mother, who made no provisions for Wynonna or Ashley.
Wynonna decided to rescind her mother’s wishes because she felt a deep sense of injustice, and simmering discord. This has been a family problem for many generations.
DailyMail.com received confirmation from a source that Ashley had sided against Strickland’s mother’s decision.
Wynonna Strickland (58), is struggling to reconcile with her mother’s decision not to include Wynonna in her will. Instead, she left her $25million fortune instead to Larry Strickland. Despite having a very successful music career, Wynonna and Larry have had a difficult time.
According to an insider, Ashley Judd is not concerned about Naomi’s $25 million fortune.
“With Ashley, it has never been all about money. Although she has an estimated net worth of $14 million, her life is relatively easy.
According to the source, Wynonna’s ‘finances’ are dear and near, as she has a long history of troubled relationships with money and spending, and her mother who Wynonna called, my beloved enemy’.
Wynonna and Ashley supported one another in the aftermath of the death of their mother. Wynonna attended Wynonna’s induction into Country Music Hall of Fame on May 1, just one day after the mother committed suicide.
The sisters’ unity was, however, rumored to have been short-lived. Sources said that the sisters’ unity was short-lived.[At first]Wynonna, Ashley, and Naomi really looked up to each other during their loss. However it was clear that their decades-old sisterly issues were only a matter time.
Naomi and Wynonna in the heyday. Wynonna was reported by a source to be angry that Naomi Judd had excluded her from her will. Wynonna also claimed she believes she is a key reason for Naomi Judd’s success. They were both inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame the day following Judd’s announcement of his death.
According to sources, Wynonna believes she is entitled to a piece of the pie as The Judds’ ‘lead sing’ and because Naomi went from being a Nashville-based nurse to being a star worldwide.
Naomi had a turbulent upbringing. Naomi attributed part of her depression to the abuse that she received at the hands o an uncle, when Naomi was three years old.
Naomi was 22 when her ex-boyfriend raped her and beat her. This trauma led her to flee Los Angeles, Kentucky for her rehabilitation. Naomi lived with her kids on welfare in Kentucky while she trained as a nurse.
The couple lived in an apartment without electricity, telephone, TV, or indoor plumbing.
Naomi, who was a qualified nurse, moved to Nashville and became the head nurse at an ICU.
There she found out that the father of a patient was in music. Wynonna was singing on the tape, and Wynonna gave him it. Thus began ‘The Judds’ music career.
Wynonna shared her uncontrollable grief on Instagram May 29th, one month following the death of her mother. She expressed her concern that Wynonna would not be able to “surrender the truth” of how her mother died.
She described her feelings of personal healing and helplessness, and some of the things that she found in the face such drama and despair.
She said she would continue to fight for her faith, herself and her family, to continue to ‘show up & sing.’
Grace is now in prison and she has vowed to “break the cycle” of addiction and dysfunction which have plagued Judd women.