CBS News Chicago reports:
Dozens of workers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital may have been fired for improperly reviewing the medical records of Jussie Smollett, who was treated at the emergency room after he claimed he had been attacked by two men.
Sources said those workers have been terminated after gaining access to the “Empire” actor’s medical chart. Smollett has since been charged with staging the whole incident.
One of the nurses said it was a misunderstanding, and claimed she never even accessed Smollett’s chart, but she was fired last week and believes many other nurses and staffers were fired for the same reason. The nurse said she was called in at the end of her shift last Tuesday, fired on the spot and escorted out of the hospital.
The hospital is refusing the comment on situation, citing confidentiality rules.