Charla Nash On Oprah Shows Her Face After Chimp Attack

Posted: November 12, 2009 in Nitegator
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Charla’s family has filed a notice November 4th, with the state’s Office of Claims Commissioner in Connecticut asking for permission to sue the state for $150 million, saying officials failed to prevent the attack. Nash’s family earlier filed a $50 million lawsuit against Herold, saying she was negligent and reckless for lacking the ability to control “a wild animal with violent propensities.” The chimp which was shot and killed by police, had also escaped in 2003 from his owner’s car and led police on a chase for hours in downtown Stamford. No one was injured.

The 200-pound (90-kilogram) chimpanzee named Travis went berserk in February when his owner, Sandra Herold, asked Nash to help lure him back into her house in Stamford.
You see in the video, the chimp chewed off Nash’s hands, nose, lips and eyelids. Police fatally shot the 14-year-old chimp when he tried to attack an officer responding to the assault on Nash on Feb. 16


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