Friday, April 11, 2008

E new reports Mariah's Medical Records Were Also "Glanced" At

Los Angeles (E! Online) - It's fast becoming the hottest list in town-but one that celebrities definitely don't want to be on.

Following news that Britney Spears, Farrah Fawcett and Maria Shriver all had their private medical records pried on by unauthorized staffers at the UCLA Medical Center comes word that Tom Cruise, Mariah Carey, George Harrison and Mamas and the Papas mastermind John Phillips also had their files snooped.

A former employee of the facility, who was one of a group of workers fired back in 1995 for sneaking a peek at celebrity records, told the Los Angeles Times that the current wave of file breaches is hardly the security glitch the hospital is making it out to be.

"People knew that we were looking up celebrities and other patients," James Duckstad, who personally copped to having, "out of boredom," perused Cruise's and Dom DeLuise's records during his time at the hospital, told the newspaper.

"It was news throughout the whole hospital that employees were fired for screwing around in the computer. This was in 1995, and here we are 13 years later-and either they didn't follow the policy or people didn't take it that seriously."

The 1995 incident was hardly an anomaly.

back in 2001, Carey's records were improperly accessed by a psychiatric nurse, who not only glanced at the then-patient's file but asked the singer for her autograph and showed it to teenage patients. The nurse was subsequently fired


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