Medical Staff Suspended Over Leaking George Clooney's Medical Records

The 46 year old Hollywood heart-throb and a female companion were rushed to the palisades medical center two weeks ago after they crashed their motorcycle.

Clooney busted a rib.. And his companion broke her foot.
Now the medical center has launched an internal investigation.

There are accusations that members of the hospital staff leaked Clooney's confidential medical information to the news media minutes after he was treated.. Which is a violation of federal law.

More than two dozen employees have already been suspended without pay. Some of them reportedly were not even involved in caring for Clooney, but allegedly logged on to the hospital's computer system to access and review his records.

A union spokeswoman who represents some of the suspended workers said the hospital's action is too harsh:

"It was inappropriate.. Paying a steep price.. Clooney wouldn't want people to pay.. Apologies to him for privacy rights.. But hospital is over-reacting".

When George Clooney learned last night of the hospital's action.. He said that while he believes in a patient's right to privacy.. He does not agree with the suspensions.


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