Heath Ledgers daughter granted privacy

February 25th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Michelle Williams

London, Feb 25 (ANI): A U.S. judge has granted late actor Heath Ledger and actress Michelle Williams” young daughter Matilda privacy.

Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin told the court that the late Ledger’’s 3-year-old daughter should be protected from public scrutiny.

“She is not a celebrity. She is a minor child,” the Daily Express quoted Judge Lavin, as saying.

Judge Lavin’’s ruling was made after attorneys for her trust and insurance company Reliastar announced that they have reached an agreement to settle a 6.9 million dollar lawsuit.

It involved a life insurance policy Ledger took out for Matilda seven months before his death from an accidental prescription drug overdose last year (Jan08).

An attorney for the tragic star sued the company, claiming the firm’’s bosses refused to pay out pending an investigation on whether his death was a suicide.

Details of the settlement will not be disclosed to the public. Judge Lavin added that Matilda had a right to privacy. (ANI)

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