Family Of Woman Mauled By Chimp Files Suit

The family of the Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee has filed a personal injury suit against the primate’s owner, claiming that she was negligent, reckless, and incapable of controlling “a wild animal with violent propensities.”

The family of Charla Nash filed suit against Sandra Herold seeking a $50 million judgment for the February attack that left Nash severely disfigured and with potential brain damage.

The suit claims that Nash has and will continue to “suffer agony and pain beyond our comprehension.

According to the suit, Travis was administered medicine from Herold that caused him to become agitated. She has given conflicting statements regarding whether or not she had given him Xanax, which police say he had no prescription for.

A judge granted a temporary restraining order preventing Herold from selling or mortgaging her assets and has scheduled a hearing for April 13.

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