Did Mariah Carey cause someone to get fired? According to Rhymes With Snitch, the Department of Child and Family Services paid a visit to Mama Mimi days after she gave birth for allegedly drinking beer and taking pain meds while breastfeeding her twins. Ugh, what an awful accusation to make. Well, the social worker who reported the multi-platinum singer lost her job — now she’s suing for wrongful termination.
Mela Ferrer claims she was pressured to cover up the incident to protect Mariah’s image and when she refused she was fired.
In a lawsuit that does not mention Mariah Carey by name, Mela, who was working at the Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center on a temporary assignment when Mariah gave birth, claims she was fired because the hospital was worried that the negative press would deter other celebrities from using their facility.
Mela says she was told the official cause of her termination was failure to follow protocol by consulting with the social work supervisor before filing her report, but Mela insists no such protocol was in place at the time.
Mela is seeking punitive damages for wrongful termination, violation of several state laws, breach of confidentiality and/or privacy, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and age discrimination.
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