Vanity Allen, 25, checked into SSM Health DePaul Hospital last July for severe stomach pain, only to be tackled by a security guard who left her battered and bloody.
Three months later, Allen’s attorney, Albert Watkins, has obtained surveillance footage of the attack.
While their initial interaction takes place off camera, Allen claims that the guard hit her right above her left eye with his fist, knocking her to the ground. You can then see him “dragging her into the hospital, spinning her around and then dropping her to the ground before cuffing her,” The RiverFront Times reports.
“This was 220 pounds of white daytime TV muscle on top of her,” Watkins, said. “You have a security guard with an IQ well below room temperature taking it upon himself to see that ‘justice’ is done to a 90-pound patient in distress.
“This was a young lady with zero criminal history, admitted for bonafide medical reasons, who had a port installed. She had the bad fortune to run into Superman in a unitard, coming out of nowhere, who decided it was time to teach this young lady a lesson.”
Watch below, beginning at the 2:15 mark
Despite video evidence of the attack, it’s Allen who’s facing assault charges thanks to a complaint filed by SSM Health, who released the following statement regarding the incident:
SSM Health DePaul Hospital is committed to providing the best care possible to every patient who comes to us and to ensuring the safety of all patients, employees and visitors. Due to federal patient privacy laws, we are unable to provide details of any patient’s care. The Bridgeton Police Department investigated the matter, and we cooperated fully with their efforts.