Public interest in Demi Moore’s recent health emergency has sparked interest in a 911 recording, which is reportedly having portions deleted before its upcoming release. Now L.A. officials are defending their handling of the tape against allegations that the actress is being given special treatment, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Moore’s health situation is said to be related to substance issues, as we reported earlier. But word is that references to the medical particulars will not be included in the public release of the tape, according to the Times.
The story quotes Frank Mateljan of the L.A. City Attorney’s Office, which is involved in reviewing the tape before its release: "Generally speaking, it’s our recommendation to withhold release of any medical condition or ingested substance related to an incident.”
The report adds: “Mateljan said federal privacy laws strictly regulate what medical information public agencies and hospitals can release about patients. That includes health information and any medications the patient might have taken.”
It was unknown how soon the 911 tape will be released.