Victim of gory chimp attack sues state for ignoring danger3/26/2012
The woman whose face and hands were mauled off during a now-infamous chimpanzee attack in 2009 is suing the state of Connecticut. Charla Nash says Gov. Dannel Malloy, who was the mayor of Stamford when the chimp first escaped in 2003, knew the animal posed a threat and didn't do anything about it. The chimp, a former TV star named Travis, was the pet of her friend, Sandra Herold. The two women had worked together, and Nash had previous interactions with the chimpanzee with no problems. Her lawyers are now arguing the state was required by law to remove the animal after receiving complaints but failed to do so.
Is the state of Connecticut at fault?