'RHOC' Newbie Dr. Jen Armstrong Investigated Over 'False' Claim She Was High On Drugs While Working On Patients, Reality Star Reveals In Lawsuit
Real Housewives of Orange County newbie Dr. Jen Armstrong is accusing a former employee of spreading lies about her to the California Medical Board — which caused an investigation to be launched into her practice.
According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, the Bravo star is suing an ex-employee named Sylvia Nuttall for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, breach of contract, and various other claims.
In the court documents, filed on December 28, Armstrong and her company Advanced Skincare Medcenter are listed as the plaintiffs.
The suit says the lawsuit is being brought after Nuttall has made “intentionally false, misleading, and/or defamatory accusations” which have resulted in personal and business reputation to Armstrong.
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Armstrong explains she is a doctor who specializes in the field of cosmetic dermatology. Nuttall worked for Armstrong from August 2018 until October 2021 as an office manager.
Armstrong says she fired Nuttall after finding out she stole medical supplies and equipment. The reality star also claims her former employee violated the confidentiality clause in her contract.
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In the suit, Armstrong claims Nuttall went on a “calculated campaign” to damage her personal reputation before to her being fired. She accuses her former office manager of various unlawful conduct including “impersonating Armstrong” to order unauthorized medical equipment, products and medication.”
The ex-employee is accused of deleting client files, having the office phone set up to forward to an unknown cell number to prevent Armstrong’s clients from calling, contacting the RHOC star’s patients and telling them Armstrong is under criminal investigation.
Nuttall allegedly “made false reports about Armstrong to regulatory agencies and licensing boards, including the California Medical Board, alleging that Armstrong engages in unprofessional conduct, including using unlawful filler and working under the influence of drugs, resulting in the California Medical Board investigating these false allegations.”
Armstrong says her Nuttall also called up a Bravo television network producer advising the individual to “stay away from Armstrong for their “own protection.”
In the suit, she accuses Nuttall of creating a fake social media profile to impersonate her and used the platform to defame Armstrong.
The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages.
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Armstrong is currently facing two separate lawsuits accusing her of medical battery. Her former patients claim they received shotty work and one even alleges Armstrong allowed a non-licensed medical professional to work on her face. Armstrong has yet to respond to the claims in court.