DELRAY BEACH, Fla - A woman claims she was raped in a rehab facility, and now she is suing Palm Partners Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Delray Beach.
The victim claims Clanton Carter assaulted her at the rehab in 2010. According to Delray Beach Police reports, Carter pled guilty and admitted to police he ignored the victim saying "no" and had sexual intercourse with her.
He was also a patient staying in the male dorms according to reports.
Now the victim's attorney says she is suing the rehab because he says they didn't keep her safe.
"For my client, it really threw her upside down. She started having drug problems again and became depressed even attempting suicide. She really has suffered, so we're suing for negligence because this man should not have been allowed in the dorm," attorney Jeff Herman said.
The victim is from Texas and the suspect lived in California according to police reports. The lawsuit was filed in Palm Beach County Court on Monday.
Palm Partners released this statement in response:
"Palm Partners Recovery Center prides itself on providing the utmost in professional, quality care for the recovery community, within a safe and supportive environment, where clients can build a solid foundation for recovery. We take the safety of our clients seriously, and are committed to their well-being. Safety is paramount to our mission and a hallmark of our organization. We have a long-track record of measurable success, and have been an integral part of the Palm Beach community for 20 years. The allegations raised are baseless, and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves."
-Peter Harrigan, CEO, Palm Partners Recovery Center