“To be assaulted because you’re protecting the best interests of a baby, that’s not ok," said Anna Lane, who was the charge nurses during the Jan. 7 incident. She also recounted , claiming that Kennedy twisted her arm and that she still has pain from it.
Fellow nurse Cari Luciano, who also tried to get Kennedy to stop with moving Bo to the lower floor, described being hit.
“He brought his leg up and he kicked me and I went flying through the air," she said in the Today interview.
“I was doing my job and this is traumatic," Lane added.
Today and NBC also reported that the nurses plan on suing Kennedy in connection with the incident.
Robert Gottlieb, Kennedy's attorney, responded with a statement.
"As these two people and their personal injury attorney continue their campaign to smear the good name of Mr. Kennedy, one question remains: how much money are they looking for? Though they won't publicly ask, we'll answer: They won't get a penny. Trying to aggressively snatch a two-day-old baby from a loving father's arms doesn't get you a payday."
Gottlieb also objects to the nurses' personal injury attorney circulating security camera footage of the situation, as well as their interviews in describing the situation, claiming that it violates a federal medical privacy law. He wrote a letter, dated Feb. 29, to the hospital's CEO, Joel Seligman, calling for the nurses to be disciplined because of their interview.
Copies of Gottlieb's letters are attached here as PDF files.