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Rehab Pays Brooke Mueller for Privacy Violation

Charlie Sheen's ex gets a six-figure payout for the leaking of confidential info by a staffer at a swanky rehab.

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By McCarton Ackerman

01/02/13

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2013 has started well for socialite and part-time actress Brooke Mueller. The ex-wife of Charlie Sheen just scored a six-figure settlement—around $250,000, according to TMZ—against The Canyon, a rehab in Malibu, California. Mueller sued the treatment center for breaching confidentiality back in October 2011. She accused it of selling private medical information to the media while she was being treated for substance abuse in February 2010. Her lawsuit claimed that days after Mueller checked into the facility, reports broke that she was seeking treatment; a staff member had allegedly sent admissions documents, outlining her issues, to media sources. Mueller's large cash settlement might help her to afford a treatment plan she can stick with: last month she entered rehab for an incredible 19th time to address an addiction to Adderall, but left after less than a week, having only completed the detox portion of her treatment. The Canyon is a residential, private-pay facility housed on 120 acres near the Malibu coast.

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