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Charla Nash Appeals To Legislature To Sue The State

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Charla Nash Files Appeal Related To Chimp Attack

Charla Nash, the woman whose face and hands were ripped off by a chimpanzee in a brutal 2009 attack, asked a legislative committee Friday to let her sue the state for $150 million, telling lawmakers state officials knew “Travis the Chimp” was dangerous and failed to protect her from him.

Nash made her case before the General Assembly’s judiciary committee at a public hearing on whether her lawsuit should go forward. She is seeking $150 million in damages from the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, claiming the agency failed in its regulatory duty to protect the public from dangerous animals.

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