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A model seeking anti-anxiety medication just a week after she was sexually assaulted was mistakenly committed to a psychiatric ward at a hospital in New York City, she claimed.
Thirty-nine-year-old Abeba Davis says she was put through yet another traumatic experience by medical professionals at Queens Hospital Center, after visiting the hospital's emergency room in January 2021 to obtain anti-anxiety medication for her treatment following the assault.
But when her social worker left the room momentarily, Davis was reportedly made to take her clothes off, given unknown pills, and ultimately committed to a psych ward where she was exposed to COVID-positive and mentally disturbed patients, the model claims.
All the while she actively told hospital staff she was sane and begged them to call her social worker.
'I'm begging. ''Please, I'm not crazy.'' And they're like, ''Yeah, yeah,'' because the person next to me is also saying they're not crazy,' Davis told the New York Daily News in tears.
'No one hears me, I was just like nothing to them. I was just a naked black girl sitting in the corner begging to get out saying, ''I'm not crazy. I'm not crazy.'''
Davis told the outlet the traumatic events affected her so severely she had to move to Florida in order to leave behind the ordeal. The model has since filed a lawsuit with Queens Supreme Court against the hospital.
'It's that worst nightmare where you know the more you try to get the attention of the orderlies to tell them you're not crazy, the more that you are playing into the narrative for an orderly that you should be there,' Davis's attorney, William Igbokwe, said.
DailyMail.com has reached out to NYC Health+/Hospitals- the agency that operates Queen's Hospital Center - for comment.
Thirty-nine-year-old Abeba Davis says she was put through yet another traumatic experience by medical professionals just a week after she was sexually assaulted
Davis claims staff at Queens Hospital Center committed her to the psych ward during a routine medication pick-up
Davis had already experienced a series of tragedies in 2020, losing her father and suffering a heart attack that nearly cost her life.
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