Radio’s Rush Limbaugh lost an attempt to keep his medical records from state prosecutors who want to determine whether he went “doctor shopping” to buy illegal quantities of prescription painkillers, reports the Miami Herald. Limbaugh’s attorney, Roy Black, argued that his privacy was violated when prosecutors seized medical records. Limbaugh has admitted an addiction to pain medication.
Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Jeffrey A. Winikoff said yesterday that “the court knows of no less intrusive means to obtain the clearly relevant information than the methods the state employed here.” Black will appeal the decision.
Limbaugh has not been charged; whether he will face charges is still under investigation.
On the radio show yesterday, Limbaugh decried what his Web site called an “ongoing Florida fishing expedition” as well as leaks about the investigation to the media. “My friends, it is, and has been, obvious to me for the longest time that all these leaks were an attempt to try me in the court of public opinion,” he said.