Tova Noel, a former prison guard implicated in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, is now facing accusations of assaulting a fellow worker at her current job at Montefiore Einstein Advanced Care in Westchester.
Legal documents show that Noel was charged with neglecting her duties on the night financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein allegedly committed suicide while in her custody.
Tova Noel was the federal correctional officer on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide. (Photo: Getty Images)
In 2019, the Bureau of Prisons took serious action in response to reports that prison guards had falsified log entries to make it appear as if they were regularly checking on Jeffrey Epstein’s cell every 30 minutes when this was not actually occurring.
The warden of New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center was temporarily reassigned and two staff members assigned to Epstein’s unit were placed on administrative leave.
This came after one of the guards admitted to being distracted by activities such as “snoozing and online shopping” when Epstein allegedly committed suicide in his cell.
Mayda Roman, 52, has filed a lawsuit in Westchester County Supreme Court alleging that Noel, her former coworker and now a medical office assistant at Montefiore Einstein Advanced Care in Westchester, physically abused her.
This abuse reportedly included punching and ear-pulling, and took place in front of other coworkers.
The alleged incident was not captured due to the surveillance cameras at the facility malfunctioning. Roman claims that she became anxious and fearful after being subjected to such behavior from Noel.
Additionally, during a routine patient data entry task, Noel accused Roman– who is Latina– of racism.
When Roman brought up the physical abuse during a meeting with Human Resources, she was suspended and later fired while Noel remains employed.
Roman expressed her shock and disappointment at having been treated so unjustly by someone with such an extensive criminal past; it was only after her termination that she discovered Noel had accepted a plea deal two years prior to avoid prison time.
Her attorney Christopher Berlingieri seeks unspecified damages on behalf of his client for what he deems as unacceptable treatment of someone known for their hardworking nature.