Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ailing Farrah Fawcett Takes on Hospital, Tabloid

As if She Didn't Have Enough on Her Plate

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that actress Farrah Fawcett, who has waged a 2 1/2 year battle against cancer, has been talking with the FBI and the US Attorney's office calling for an investigation into how her medical records were leaked to the National Enquirer by a UCLA Medical Center employee in 2006.

UCLA administrative assistant Luwanda Jackson was paid $4600 for details from Fawcett's medical records by the Enquirer, in violation of the Health Information Privacy Act (HIPA). Jackson pleaded guilty in December, but died of cancer before she could be sentenced.

American Media, owner of the National Enquirer offered the former Charlie's Angels star a large monetary settlement and a promise to retract the stories published by the tabloid, which the actress turned down.

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