Dozens of Chicago hospital staff fired for improperly viewing Jussie Smollett's records

Dozens of nurses and other staff members at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago were reportedly fired for improperly reviewing the medical records of actor Jussie Smollett, CBS 2 Chicago reports.

Five things to know:

1. Sources told CBS 2 Chicago the workers, including some nurses and other hospital staff, were terminated last week after gaining access to the actor's medical chart.

2. One nurse told CBS 2 Chicago she was fired after her shift Feb. 26 and escorted off of hospital property. She told the publication she never accessed Mr. Smollett's records and had simply scrolled past them while looking for another patient's name. The nurse said she was not asked any questions about the alleged incident before she was fired and was denied the chance to explain.

3. The nurse told the television station she plans to appeal the hospital's decision and that several other staffers were similarly fired for simply scrolling past Mr. Smollett's records.

4. Mr. Smollett arrived at the hospital Jan. 29, claiming he was assaulted by two men yelling racial and homophobic slurs at him around 2 a.m., the report states. However, police claim the actor orchestrated the attack himself as a "publicity stunt" because he was upset with his salary on the television show "Empire." Police charged Mr. Smollett with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false policy report, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

5. A spokesperson for Northwestern Memorial told CBS 2 Chicago the hospital cannot comment on the employment status of any staff member.

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