Her employer accused her of accessing Bieber’s medical
file to confirm rumour that he had sexually transmitted
The former employee at Northwell Health in Long Island
has sued, claiming wrongful termination based on alleged
incident involving the pop star’s medical records.
Bieber visited Northwell Health in Long Island in May,
fearing he had twisted a testicle playing soccer.
Now, New York employment attorney David H. Rosenberg
tells Billboard that his client Kelly Lombardo, a former
staffer at Northwell, was fired over accusations that she
illegally accessed Bieber’s medical file during the May 18,
On the day in question, according to Rosenberg and an
administrative action filed Tuesday (Aug. 29) with the New
York Division of Human Rights, Lombardo heard a rumour
that Bieber was in for a sexually transmitted infection.
But she alleges she didn’t believe the STI claim and
maintains that she never had access to the pop star’s files
nor any contact with him at all.
Rosenberg says that when Lombardo denied the
accusations to her employers, they implied that as a young
female, she must have been curious to know why Bieber
was in the ER.
Lombardo is filing for administrative action with the New
York State Division of Human Rights, alleging gender
discrimination and wrongful termination.
“My client never accessed Mr. Bieber’s medical file. She
was falsely accused of doing it because of her gender,”
Rosenberg tells Billboard.
“We look forward to vigorously prosecuting these claims at
the New York Division of Human Righ