Several workers at the hospital where Jussie Smollett was treated after his alleged attack were reportedly fired for improperly accessing his medical records, according to a new report.
A nurse at Northwestern Hospital told CBS Chicago she was fired for allegedly accessing his medical chart and says she believes other nurses and staffers were fired for the same reason. The nurse denied the allegation, calling it a misunderstanding.
The nurse told the TV station that she was appealing her dismissal and believes she and others may have been fired for simply scrolling past Smollett’s name while looking for another patient.
A spokesperson for the hospital said a company policy prevents the hospital from commenting on the employment status of any employee.
The “Empire” star was admitted to the hospital on January 29 after he was allegedly the victim of a homophobic and racist attack. Police now believe Smollett staged the attack and he has since been arrested on charges of filing a false police report.
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