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Family Center For Recovery Sues Ex-Psychiatric Patient For Slander

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WELLINGTON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Wellington Retreat, owner of “Family Center For Recovery” — is suing a former psychiatric patient after she claimed the facility is actually a “cult.” Family Center is a self-proclaimed “comprehensive residential psychiatric treatment facility.” The “cult” allegations were apparently posted on Tik-Tok and also live streamed. The allegation specifically named Family Center owner and director Robert Moran, M.D.

In the suit, just filed in the Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Moran and his attorneys take the extraordinary measure of not just listing allegations against former psychiatric patient Kaylah Sorensen, but listing her medical conditions in a public forum. Ironically, one of the complaints allegedly made online by Sorensen is that the Center violated her “rights of confidentiality.”

Among the allegations made by Dr. Sorensen and Family Center against their former psychiatric patient:

“Over the series of broadcasts, which she called ‘cult story,’ (Sorensen) continuously defamed Plaintiffs falsely claiming that Plaintiffs operated “a cult” and that Moran was “the cult leader,” “evil” and “insane.”

“Defendant’s comments were designed to make the listener believe, by clear statement or innuendo, that Plaintiffs were operating a cult, not a legitimate psychiatric and substance abuse facility.”

Also in the suit:

”Additional false and defamatory statements included, but are not limited, to the following: (Sorensen) claiming that Moran had joked about her in a group therapy sessions and thus humiliated her.”

“Claiming that Plaintiffs told their patients that their family and friends did not love them; would call the patients worthless; would manipulate the patients; and that the Plaintiffs did not care about Defendant’s health and that Plaintiffs’ treatment had no therapeutic benefits.”

Dr. Moran, Family Center and its owner Wellington Retreat seek not just action against Sorensen, but an order demanding Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL to remove links to Sorensen’s statements.

Read the complete lawsuit, below.



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