A Northwestern graduate is suing a hospital after a doctor allegedly posted drunken pictures of her in the emergency room on Facebook and Instagram.
Actress and model Elena Chernyakova says the photos were taken when she was in the emergency room at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for extreme intoxication in June. The images were allegedly taken by Dr. Vinaya Puppala, while Chernyakova was "on the hospital bed, crying and attached to an IV," according to the complaint
Dr. Puppala knew Chernyakova through a mutual friend. He allegedly posted the photos on Instagram and Facebook with his own 'commentary' about her drunken state. Chernyakova says she felt violated, and that the pictures could hurt her job prospects.
The complaint stated
"Plaintiff is a Northwestern graduate with a bright future ahead of her, with potential to someday work for Fortune 500 companies, which may now not occur because of said photographs."