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Brooke Mueller Sues Rehab Clinic

They Sold Me Down the River!

10/3/2011 5:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Brooke Mueller
is suing the rehab facility she trusted for treatment, claiming the facility SOLD confidential medical information to the media ... TMZ has learned.

Brooke's beef is with the The Canyon rehab facility in Malibu -- where she secretly sought help in February 2010 --  at the peak of her domestic violence case against Charlie Sheen.

According to the lawsuit, days after she checked in, news broke that Brooke was seeking treatment for substance abuse ... and Brooke claims rehab staff members leaked the info.

TMZ broke the story after the leak ... someone was sending Brooke's patient admissions document to members of the media ... including TMZ, and the form very specifically outlined Brooke's problems.  TMZ never published info from the document.

Brooke claims it was all a crass money grab from staffers at The Canyon -- and now, she's suing for undisclosed damages, claiming her right to privacy has been violated.

A rep for The Canyon had no comment, although as we first reported, after the leak The Canyon officials said they would conduct their own internal investigation.

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16.

sc1432    

One would have to wonder if Good Ole Charlie did not pay off someone at the rehab clinic to "LEAK" the information.
Just a thought....
Either way her HIPPA rights were violated and the clinic will have to pay up some huge bucks..

1065 days ago
17.

ShamefulNot    

Sounds like a H.I.P.A.A. violation to me. Not only should the rehab get into major trouble with the feds & the patient, I wonder if TMZ and all the other media outlets could get into trouble? Ya'll published federally protected information without the express permission of the patient. In essence, it was stolen info. Look out TMZ...

1065 days ago
18.

Dawn    

I don't care who you are... MEDICAL RECORDS ARE PRIVATE!!! I am no fan of her, but she needs to sue the HELL ot of them .. that was WRONG!!!!

1065 days ago
19.

Superman    

How come it took her 20 months to sue?

1065 days ago
20.

Rogue Warrior    

What up all you emotionally illiterate, Nancy Disgrace following, irrational, rode wet, mental midgets?

Seriously folks, if you don't want to buff Amanda's beaver after 4 years in the clink, you're either as gay as Harvey, or you don't have a bisexual bone in your body!

1065 days ago
21.

Blood Red Witch    

All regular posters,
We are all getting upset over the undo policing of this sites comment section. So, if everyone with a twitter account would tweet something similar to the following, maybe they will change the new policy.
@HarveyLevinTMZ You are losing alot of your regular posters & lurkers due to the new policies on the boards. Please reconsider!

1065 days ago
22.

Jodi    

Why is she suing now??? What's wrong Brooke Charlie won't dole out any more money to you?

1065 days ago
23.

Politico Pablo    

Don't blame the player, blame Benjamin Franklin. People who work in these facilities are no different from anyone else.

1065 days ago
24.

ChristineTV    

LOL @ "TMZ never published info from the do***ent." In the last few months, you have published the actual autopsy report AND 911 call from Russell Armstrong's suicide; the Michael Jackson death photo; the 911 call from an Olympic athlete who was about to commit suicide and was calling to give police the location of the body; and photos of Brooke Mueller herself, clearly trying to score some drugs in Hawaii. Why the hell was THIS off limits?

Seriously, keep it classy, TMZ.

1065 days ago
25.

Tim    

I think the fact that you profited from that breach of security and privacy is exactly why you and every other parasitic site like this are the lowest form of entertainment and run by sub-human filth. But hey, that's just my 2 cents on the matter.

1065 days ago
26.

steeler fan    

Who would care enough to leak this info except her?

1064 days ago
27.

John T.    

She has been a heavy druggie from her teen years. She has never did a thing with her life but marry Charlie , she is just a gold digger and druggie. This picture reminds me of a horse smiling. Sorry but she is not pretty. Famous for street buying pics and being a lousy mother.

1064 days ago
28.

HMMMM    

Internal investigation? Sounds like the government, they do their own then blame someone else. Typical

1064 days ago
29.

jacksonfive210    

I dont like brooke one bit but her MEDICAL RECORDS ARE PRIVATE!!!!! This is pretty wrong

1064 days ago
30.

Different Rules Apply    

When you marry Charlie Sheen you lose your "right to privacy" because you have asked for the opposite... get over it and ask Charlie for a loan.

1063 days ago
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