Demi Moore not getting special treatment over 911 tape, city says
Los Angeles officials said actress Demi Moore is not receiving special treatment by having medical details of a 911 tape redacted before the recording is released to the public.
"Generally speaking, it's our recommendation to withhold release of any medical condition or ingested substance related to an incident," said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney's office, which has reviewed the 911 and and made recommendations to city agencies on which sections to cut.
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.
Law enforcement sources said it's standard policy for the Los Angeles Fire Department to remove medical information before releasing recordings of 911 calls. Other agencies refuse to release 911 tapes all together, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case remains open.
It is unclear when the tape will be released.
Paramedics rushed to Moore's home near Benedict Canyon on Monday night. They treated her and took her to a hospital, according to sources.
In a statement to the Times' Ministry of Gossip website, a Moore representative said: "Because of the stresses in her life right now, Demi has chosen to seek professional assistance to treat her exhaustion and improve her overall health. She looks forward to getting well and is grateful for the support of her family and friends."
Moore, who recently starred in the movie "Margin Call," disclosed last fall that she was ending her marriage to actor Ashton Kutcher.
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Photo: Demi Moore in Katmandu, Nepal, in April 2011. Credit: Prakash Mathema / AFP/Getty Images