It’s Complicated …

     EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (CN) – Jane Doe claims that while her boyfriend was two-timing her with a Quest Diagnostics manager, the Quest employee looked up Doe’s medical test results and told their common boyfriend that Doe has herpes. Doe adds that when the boyfriend denied having the virus, the manager cooked up a bogus test for herself and showed them to the man “in at attempt to get him to admit that the plaintiff (current girlfriend) in fact had herpes.”




     The words “current girlfriend” occur in parentheses in the complaint in Madison County Court.
     Jane Doe claims that Maureen Sackmann looked up Doe’s medical test results to pressure the boyfriend, whom they apparently once shared, into getting tested.
     “Sackmann had previously had a relationship with plaintiff’s boyfriend, John Doe,” the complaint states. “Plaintiff believes that Sackmann and John Doe were still having a sexual relationship at the time plaintiff and John Doe were dating. … Plaintiff believes that Sackmann was aware that John Doe was having a sexual relationship with both plaintiff and herself (Sackmann) during July of 2008.” (Parentheses in original.)
     According to the somewhat convoluted complaint, Jane Doe claims that Sackmann, then a Quest manager, accused John Doe of infecting her, Sackmann, with the virus.
     John Doe denied it.
     Sackmann then claimed she had been tested for the virus, and “generated a fake lab result purporting to be from Quest Diagnostics which showed that she was positive for herpes,” according to the complaint.
     Jane Doe claims Sackmann showed the bogus test results to John Doe “in an attempt to get him to admit that the plaintiff (current girlfriend) had herpes. Sackmann then admitted to John Doe that she had lied and that she did not in fact have herpes, but that she was just trying to get him to admit that the plaintiff had herpes.”
     Jane Doe adds that “On or about October of 2008, plaintiff’s then-boyfriend, John Doe, was tested for sexually transmitted disease. John Doe’s test results were negative.”
     Jane Doe claims that John Doe contracted Quest to complain about what Sackmann had done, and Quest fired her (Sackmann).
     Jane Doe adds that her own test results, which tested positive for Herpes Simplex Type 2, came in September 2008.
     Jane Doe seeks damages from Quest and Sackmann – but not from John Doe – for emotional distress and public disclosure of private facts. She is represented by Emily Johnson of Alton, Ill.

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