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JPP Sues ESPN & Adam Schefter For Posting His Medical Records
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is suing ESPN’s Adam Schefter for posting his private medical records online to millions of people. Pierre-Paul sued ESPN and Schefter in a Florida court Wednesday citing a violation of his privacy. At least two people at that hospital were fired because of this incident.
July 4th, JPP blew off a finger during a fireworks mishap and was treated for it at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
According to NYPost:
Schefter “improperly obtained” Pierre-Paul’s medical chart showing the defensive end had his right index finger amputated and posting the record on Twitter to nearly 4 million followers, the suit says.
“This action arises out of ESPN reporter Schefter’s blatant disregard for the private and confidential nature of plaintiff’s medical records, all so Schefter could show the world that he had ‘supporting proof’ of a surgical procedure,” the suit says.
Schefter later admitted he “could have and should have done even more to protect [Pierre-Paul’s] medical records,” in an interview with Sports Illustrated.
A spokesman for ESPN and Schefter declined to comment.