Geraldo suing hospital; Alleges botched back surgery and 'secretly videotaping my family'

Geraldo Rivera is suing the Hospital for Special Surgery, alleging botched back surgery and accusing the hospital of secretly videotaping his family:

Yesterday, Rivera tweeted this:

And this tweet a few days prior:

Often patients must sign papers acknowledging the risks prior to surgeries of this sort, and that will be something the Court will sort through if Rivera follows through with this lawsuit.

As for the “secret videotaping,” if anybody wanted candid shots of Geraldo all they had to do was check his Twitter feed from time to time.

  • Sakemoto

    More like botched brain surgery.

    • Republicanvet

      Yeah a minor lobotomy would be tough on Jerry.

      • Clete Torres

        Yeah a minor lobotomy would be tough to do on Jerry.

        FIFY

        • Republicanvet

          I agree. My point was similar…that there is so little to operate with…or on.

      • Sakemoto

        Uh. Jerry Rivers before it became “fashionable” to be Hispanic?

        • Clete Torres

          Claims it’s his real name. Yet Wikipedia says Gerald Michael Riviera.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            I thought it was Carlos Unsafe.

          • http://www.about.me/nickidewbear N. Mara Czarnecki

            His mother changed “Rivera” to “Riviera”.

          • Chuck Bump

            convertible sofa, that is.

    • Bill Board

      Lol, you can’t perform surgery on non existent organs.

      • Sakemoto

        Funny Bill but I knew that was coming! LOL!

  • DaMello

    Not sure what happened with the surgery, but Geraldo reached dementia years ago.

  • gman213

    Who gives a flying F**k?

  • grais

    He’s gross. Really.

  • stuckinIL4now

    A few more candid selfies like this and we’ll be able to piece together a full-body Twitter nude of Geraldo. As to the reason he’s suing I wanted to ask why, what’s missing, but apparently it’s his connection with reality. And finally, if he really wants to donate to a cause that will improve medical care, might I suggest the DEFUND and REPEAL Obamacare campaigns?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Don’t his charges against this hospital sound pretty much like how he’s made money his entire adult life?

      • abudoggie

        Ah yes…chasing his own ambulance this time…

    • Worship Dancer

      oh please do NOT give him any more ideas. GROSS!!! I NEED BRAIN BLEACH NOW TO GET THAT IMAGE OUTTA MY BRAIN.

  • BoscoBolt

    Okay, If Geraldo tweets one more photo of any part of his body, I’ma gonna sue HIM. #GoAwayGeraldo

  • JeffWRidge

    All surgeries come with risks. Geraldo is going to need evidence that the doctor(s) actually made a mistake. You assume a certain degree of risk when you go under the knife.

    • http://www.about.me/nickidewbear N. Mara Czarnecki

      Have you ever read the Hippocratic Oath? Here’s a relevant excerpt for you:

      “Into whatever homes I go, I will enter them for the benefit of the sick, avoiding any voluntary act of impropriety or corruption, including the seduction of women or men, whether they are free men or slaves.

      “Whatever I see or hear in the lives of my patients, whether in connection with my professional practice or not, which ought not to be spoken of outside, I will keep secret, as considering all such things to be private.

      “So long as I maintain this Oath faithfully and without corruption, may it be granted to me to partake of life fully and the practice of my art, gaining the respect of all men for all time. However, should I transgress this Oath and violate it, may the opposite be my fate.”

      • JeffWRidge

        How is that relevant?

      • TocksNedlog

        And?

  • traffic_robot

    So he just admitted that he fell for their marketing effort that sells surgery like a pair of shoes? #dumbth

  • Clayton Grant

    The operation must have been botched because his head is still crammed tightly up his ass. The good news for him is, it’s covered under the ACA as a pre-existing condition.

    • TocksNedlog

      It had better be, since that was the pre-existing condition of everyone that voted for it!

  • NeoKong

    If I never see Geraldo’s naked flesh again I will die happy.

    • Clete Torres

      Remove the words naked and flesh and that’s how I feel.

  • Republicanvet

    Perhaps the New Yorker will sue Jerry for denigrating their magazine by publicly tweeting his stinking foot gracing their cover.

  • Clete Torres

    Jer-aldo, please, for the love of all that’s HOLY, PLEASE shut up!

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    The entirety of a free nation is about to be forced into a hellish, death-paneled chasm that means to label and control us by formerly private information with “Obamacare”, that Americans neither want, nor voted for.

    Obamacare. That you champion.

    Sorry about your foot ‘n all, but, shaddup.

  • Michelle

    Hold on, let me check my “Do I Give a Fck?” meter……..

    Nope, it’s registered at zero.

    • 0bamasnought

      Tap on it, it might just be stuck.

      • Michelle

        K, hold on.

        *tap tap tap*

        Nope, needle doesn’t budge.

        • 0bamasnought

          :)

    • MarcusFenix

      Now, when we hear Geraldo, our Bull$h!t meter needle goes haywire.

  • Ramone Love

    Did they cut off his toe? The fact that I’m even paying attention to this signifies how bored I am right now.

    • abudoggie

      On the other hand, have you ever stopped to think about how strong toes are? I am amazed by them. You can just STAND THERE on nothing but your TOES! All of you, holding a sack of potatoes even!! Toes are the bomb.
      That is all. Thank you.

      • 0bamasnought

        I can pick up pennies, and dime with my toes.
        I wanted to be the Houdini of the 70’s.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Did the “getting out of locked chains under water” hold you back?

          • 0bamasnought

            Learning to untie the knot on the gunny sack was a valuable life lesson.

  • BorderLine Guy

    WTF is with that toe?

    • cyndo123

      Can you not bend your toes?

      • Jay Stevens

        Not that much.

  • Zach Smith

    Strange.

  • TTTCOTTH

    What a dick

    • Clete Torres

      No, that would be Anthony Weiner.

  • no good deed

    Soooo, no more naked selfies?

    • Clete Torres

      STOP THAT.

  • Magnifico

    Does Geraldo have fans/supporters?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Yes. They consist of his multiple personalities…curiously enough, they are all Aholes.

    • 0bamasnought

      Check out N. Mara Czarnecki disqus feed.
      She is all over the internet defending Gerri’s hammer toe.
      Man, what dedication.

      • Magnifico

        I guess some people love Michael Bolton, too. Sigh.

      • TocksNedlog

        Did Geraldo get himself a mistress for his birthday? Hmmm. . . .

  • ObamaFail

    If he thinks that’s bad, imagine how bad it’ll be once Obamacare hits. My mistake, once it hits and it is proven to be a massive strain on the economy, it’ll be considered racist to call it Obamacare, and liberals will begin calling it Bushcare to avoid blaming their God for it.

  • NixTyranny

    Isn’t it possible Geraldo hurt that foot while pulling it out of his own mouth? He has surely stuck it there enough times. HHS lawyers might legitimately try that as a defense.

    • Worship Dancer

      or out of his butt

      • Jeremy

        either one.

    • Jeremy

      ha ha good one.

  • Jeremy

    no more selfies Geraldo

  • AmericanLass

    That does look messed up.

  • Michelle

    Do we have any proof that toe isn’t missing due to one of the many times he stuck his foot in his mouth and possibly bit it off?

    (Yes, I realize the toe is still there, but curled under…work with me here)

  • JohnFLob

    Mr. Her All Dough.
    Just grow up. Your picture suggest you have a simple hammer toe condition. Learn to live with it. I have had one since 1959 plus an ankle that has 75% or less of normal movement.

  • http://www.about.me/nickidewbear N. Mara Czarnecki

    If I weren’t a Republican, I would be not be one because of Michelle Malkin, Twitchy.com, the commenters on this article, and their whole ilk. To condone a violation of the Hippocratic Oath and the Fourth Amendment (“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”) is disgusting. No way did the HSS have any right to wrecklessly or deliberately botch his back surgery, or leave his wife and eight-year-old daughter feeling insecure.

    Also, many of you claim God. Shame on you liars! What does God say? “So you shall not turn aside from any of the words which I command you this day, to the right or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.” (Deuteronomy 28:14) You have made political ideology your god!

    • gingerhead2

      Czarnecki has now tried to create the fiction that the hospital or doctors did something wrecklessly or deliberately. In fact, that accusation could be grounds for a some action.
      Your Deuteronlmy quote has no relevance to the claims of Jerry Rivers or his pictures of his toes.

    • 0bamasnought

      So, what does Gerri pay?
      Is this like, a pay-per-post gig, or do you get bennies.
      I’m asking for a friend.

      • Amplius Piratae Asino

        As demonstrated by her bizarre Proglodytic ramblings, she is assuredly TAKING bennies…

      • TocksNedlog

        She’s late — very late — for her American Government class.
        And for church.

    • seek456

      …and you posted a nonsensical tirade that said nothing – so are we even then?

    • TocksNedlog

      Yay, I’m part of an “ilk”!

    • TocksNedlog

      — The Fourth Amendment is a prohibition against unlawful searches & seizures by the government, NOT private entities.
      — Oh, and exactly WHAT do you think it was that the hospital searched or seized?
      — Since WHEN is Geraldo alleging that the hospital “deliberately” botched his surgery? From what I’ve seen he is claiming ‘incompetence’, not ‘malice’.
      — Since WHEN did anyone here “condone” any of the hospital’s actions?

  • gingerhead2

    Jerry Rivers is going to try to get money from someone based upon secret taping? The man has made a career of it.

  • lee martell

    I was so sure this was about his more recent ‘failed’ facelifts. I was wrong.

  • Chuck Bump

    Will this turn him into a conservative?

  • JS42

    He’s still a horse’s ass after all these years!

    • TocksNedlog

      He’s as consistent as a break of wind.

  • Right Wired

    and people wonder why surgery is so expensive…too bad his mouth didn’t swell shut

  • TocksNedlog

    Geraldo: “I am suing Hospital for Special Surgery for crippling my foot in botched back surgery-just discovered HSS is secretly video taping my family”
    — And the reason why you are announcing this publicly is WHAT, because you WANT them to countersue you for defamation?

  • TocksNedlog

    Geraldo: “In desperation to dig up dirt on me the low-life’s at HSS are following & secretly videotaping my wife and 8 year old daughter around town.”
    — Uh, yeah. See, once you know about it, it isn’t all that ‘secret’ anymore. IF it’s really happening, that is.

  • TocksNedlog

    Geraldo: “When the New York jury sees how HSS markets and sells surgery like it was a pair of shoes I think they’ll see how they need regulating”
    — By which you are implying that they are completely unregulated now. I’m guessing that’s probably untrue.

  • TocksNedlog

    Geraldo: “If I win the lawsuit vs HSS I’m donating every penny to a charity devoted to the prevention of unnecessary and/or excessive back surgery”
    — There’s such an entity already in existence? A “charity” devoted to preventing unnecessary surgery? What’s its name, pray tell? And if, as I suspect, there really isn’t such an organization already in place, then may I humbly suggest that somebody should start one and name it after you? They could call it the GERALDO RIVERA ‘GET OFF YOUR BACK AND GO GET A REAL JOB, YOU MEDIA WHORE!’ SOCIETY.

  • TocksNedlog

    Geraldo: “Yes I can still ride my bike, swim and sail my boat-but I can no longer jog, play tennis, baseball, hoops, ski, or other beloved sports”
    — Yeah, that’s called ‘being 70 years old,’ dude.

  • TocksNedlog

    I like how Geraldo’s foot is giving the middle digit to The New Yorker.
    😉

  • TocksNedlog

    THAT’S our Geraldo!
    His ego wouldn’t allow for the consideration of a second opinion.

  • Marcy Cook

    He sounds a tad bit crazy.

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    “Botched back surgery” certainly sounds muy mas macho than the actual truth.

  • The Penguin (Happy Hanukkah)

    f*ck him.

  • Guest

    Where’s the rest of his big toe?

    • 1azuce

      In his mouth.

  • Axelgreaser

    WOULD ROLLING HIMSELF A BIG DOOBIE HELP? Too bad his mouth wasn’t paralyzed in lieu of foot and back, or whatever. We know how he feels about HSS spying though. The entire nation is being tracked by IRS and NSA. One suggestion. If further ‘toe’ pix are taken, please step on a TIME magazine.

  • Misanthrope

    Why does Jerry Rivers think anyone gives a shyt?

  • Renny

    Just wait for Obamacare, Geraldo. You might not come out with a foot.

  • GsGirl

    Sometimes I think Geraldo is just Gloria Allred with male genitalia.