Justin Bieber’s visit to a Long Island hospital in May was embarrassing enough — he reportedly was worried about “testicular torsion” after a soccer injury to his private parts.
But that wasn’t half as galling as what befell Kelly Lombardo, an emergency room worker at Northwell Health on Long Island.
In a lawsuit, Lombardo says she was fired for taking a gander at Bieber’s medical file.
“My client was a moral employee who had respect for patient privacy and never accessed Justin Bieber’s file,” lawyer David H. Rosenberg told the New York Daily News.
Rosenberg said Lombardo was on duty when “she was told by several company representatives” that Bieber had been admitted under an alias to get treatment “for an STD.”
But Lombardo didn’t believe the chatter (and TMZ said sources close to Bieber denied the allegation of a sexually transmitted disease).
“It sounded like something untruthful,” he said.
Lombardo later got called into a meeting with several other Northwell employees and was accused of accessing Bieber’s chart, the lawyer said.
“She was told generally: ‘You are a young female, you’re not curious about what he was doing in the ER?’ And they fired her,” the lawyer told the News.
Lombardo has since filed a wrongful termination suit with the New York Division of Human Rights, claiming she was singled out because she’s a woman.
Complex concluded: “Luckily for Justin, the ER doctor sent him home after determining there was nothing seriously wrong with his crotch other than some swelling.”