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Woman Sent To Mental Hospital For Saying President Obama Follows Her On Twitter

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Kam Brock, 32, spent eight days in the Harlem Hospital psych ward in New York, getting pumped full of sedatives, after she told a doctor that President Barack Obama followed her on Twitter. 

According to medical records obtained through Brock’s lawsuit, doctors didn’t believe President Obama followed her on Twitter. They also didn’t believe she worked for a bank, but President Obama, @BarackObama, does follow her Twitter account and she does work for Astoria Bank. 

“I told (the doctor) Obama follows me on Twitter to show her the type of person I am. I’m a good person, a positive person. Obama follows positive people!” she told New York Daily News.

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According to her “master treatment plan,” Brock was supposed to “… verbalize the importance of education for employment and will state that Obama is not following her on Twitter.” The medical records also noted “patient’s weaknesses: inability to test reality, unemployment.”

According to Brock’s attorney, Michael Lamonsoff, NYPD seized Brock’s car on Sept. 12, 2014, because they suspected she was high on marijuana, but they couldn’t find any drugs in her car. The police held onto the car, and the next day she went to retrieve her vehicle. She was emotional and police handcuffed her, and sent her to the hospital. 

“Next thing you know, the police held onto me, the doctor stuck me with a needle and I was knocked out,” she said. “I woke up to them taking off my underwear and then went out again. I woke up the next day in a hospital robe.”

She was stuck in the hospital for eight days and she’s not sure why she was released. She was later slapped with a $13,637.10 hospital bill.

Both NYPD and Harlem Hospital have declined to comment and Brock is suing them for unspecified damages.

Brock told reporters she hopes people follow her on Twitter. Her handle is @AkilahBrock.

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