Jodi Arias claims she has hepatitis C, Sheriff Joe Arpaio responds

Jodi Arias has filed new documents with the United States District Court alleging  that she was denied medical treatment after one of her breast implants broke, was infected with hepatitis C and is video monitored while she uses the restroom.

In the court documents filed April 4 , plaintiffs Jodi Arias and Christopher Alexander are asking the court to issue a temporary injunction and temporary restraining order against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and TV host Nancy Grace.

Arias is accusing Grace of defaming her character by reporting that her and Christopher Alexander, a cousin of Travis Alexander, the man Arias was convicted of killing, were preparing to get married, according to court documents.

Court documents show that Arias alleges that Arpaio had been intercepting letters between Arias and Christopher Alexander and provided them to the TV personality.

Arias also said that she was denied medical treatment after one of her breast implants started leaking on Valentine's Day, according to court documents. Arias said she developed a rash and a "fungal growth," according to the documents.

She also said that she was infected with Hepatitis C after receiving a Tuberculosis shot, court documents said.

Other allegations contained in the court documents are that Arpaio installed video cameras into her jail cell and sells them to media outlets and that Arpaio installed an American Flag and required her to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to receive her meals, according to the court documents.

Sheriff Arpaio spoke with ABC15 Saturday morning saying that he has no knowledge of any Hepatitis infection and said Arias is probably using the story to get more attention.

Arpaio also rejected claims by Arias that she must recite the Pledge of Allegiance in order to receive meals.


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