Chester Bennington's widow furious after details leak of earlier suicide attempt
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Chester Bennington's widow Talinda is furious with TMZ after they reported details of a previous suicide attempt that she tried to keep quiet for the sake of their 11 year old.
According to TMZ, sources close to the investigation of Bennington's death reveal that the singer's widow told the Coroner's Office that about 8 months before his death, he had attempted suicide. She reportedly had told the coroner that in November of 2016, he had consumed a large quantity of alcohol, hog-tied himself and threw himself in a pool and then had a change of heart in the midst of the action, and was able to break free of his restraints and climb to safety.
TMZ reports that Ed McPherson, the lawyer for Bennington's widow, contacted the County lawyer for the Coroner last week and asked that the information be redacted from the report, citing "marital privilege." After a debate over the issue, the Coroner's lawyer allegedly agreed and redacted the passage from the autopsy report. TMZ also posted a photo of the supposed redacted portion.
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CHECK IT OUT: Talinda's tweets blasting TMZ (note: uncensored tweets)
Fun fact- When your husband dies by suicide, the LA County Coroner’s office will PARAPHRASE your private conversation with them to dramatize and sensationalize the story and then SCUMBAG FILTH like TMZ post it for the world to feast on. It was redacted to protect all the kids!!— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) December 6, 2017
And now I get to go pull my 11 yr old out of school- because all the kids can use their phones at lunch-to be the first to tell him what REALLY happened in Nov. Thanks again to SCUMBAG reporting. FUCK YOU TMZ— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) December 6, 2017