ORLANDO, Fla. — A judge has ruled that talk show host Nancy Grace can be videotaped while answering questions in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit.
But lawyers representing Melinda Duckett's family can't share the recording with "any third party" or disclose any portion of the testimony without the federal magistrate's permission. Grace's lawyers wanted to bar the videotaping to spare Grace embarrassment.
Duckett's family is suing the host of HLN, formerly CNN Headline News. They blame her for inflicting emotional distress on the 21-year-old Florida mother during an appearance on her talk show in 2006 after her son Trenton went missing.
Grace accused Duckett of hiding something. Duckett shot and killed herself the day the taped interview was scheduled to broadcast.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel, http://www.orlandosentinel.com