50 Northwestern Memorial Hospital employees fired for accessing Jussie Smollett's records

Mackenzie Garrity - Print  | 

At least 50 staff members from Chicago-based Northwestern Memorial Hospital have been fired for improperly viewing Jussie Smollett’s medical records, according to NBC Chicago.

One employee said she was fired on the spot. “Simply put, it was morbid curiosity,” the former employee told NBC Chicago. “I went into the charting system and started to search his name. I clicked just once. I never clicked into his chart.”

Another nurse was fired after her shift Feb. 26. She claimed to have never accessed the actor’s records and had simply scrolled past them.

Mr. Smollett came to Northwestern Memorial Hospital Jan. 29, claiming he was assaulted by two men. The hospital declined to comment on the employment status of personnel.

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