This is a legitimate human interest story and good journalism.
The poor lady needs the money and people are interested in her story
Oprah is opportunistic, but is also sensitive and truly concerned
Not much different than an old-time circus freak show if you ask me
Other, please explain
Holy crap! My mouth was agape simply looking at her face and reading that horrific story. What kind of a negligent piece of crap has a rabid chimp running around their house!? Honestly, I would just kill myself if I were that lady. Good Lord...
As far as the lawsuit, I'm not sure about liability laws. If I was on a jury I would think the jury would receive instructions.
But let's use, as a comparison, if a friend has a car that you felt had bad brakes. You warned your friend that he/she needed to get them fixed because they posed a danger to others. Then you decided to help your friend by driving your friend to the doctor's in his/her car. The brake went out and you were paralyzed in the accident. Do you bear some culpability in the accident?
Some people, mostly women, transfer human emotions on to animals. Since chimps are so close to humans, it's easier to think of them as human.
I'd like to see much more stringent animal control in this nation. We need more animal control officers. People need to be held accountable for their pets.
Chimps are aggressive, they are not always friendly! Common sense and instinct should be taking over. Wild animal, a hell of a lot stronger than you, I probably should be thinking I shouldn't be so close especially if my only protection is him on a leash.
Oh, there is another primate(that's like a chimp) that loves to touch and hug, if it touches you or charla are you both going to be suing for sexual assault because the monkey grabs your private parts and shows you his or her own?