Jenny Sanford files to prohibit cameras from trespassing court hearing

In this 2010 file photo, Jenny Sanford listens during the final hearing for her divorce from former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford.

Wade Spees

Former South Carolina first lady Jenny Sanford has asked that cameras be prohibited from the courtroom when a judge hears her allegation that former husband Mark Sanford trespassed into her home the night of the Super Bowl.

Sanford’s motion, filed today in Charleston County Family Court, does not seek to ban press coverage or the media from attending the hearing. It just seeks to prohibit it being broadcast or videoed.

The filing asks Judge Jocelyn Cate to prohibit “any broadcasting, televising, recording, taking photographs, or allowing any similar activity in the courtroom during the hearing.”

The Sanfords are scheduled to go to court Thursday, two days after the special 1st Congressional District election.

Mark Sanford is trying to win the congressional seat he held previously, from 1994-2000. He faces Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

Last month, shortly after Sanford won the GOP nomination, Jenny Sanford filed a trespassing complaint against her former husband, saying he had a history of violating their divorce terms by entering her residence without permission.

In the Super Bowl incident, Sanford said he entered her home Feb. 3 to watch the second half of the game with their youngest son. Jenny Sanford was not home at the time.