View Poll Results: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

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  • This is a legitimate human interest story and good journalism.

    6 27.27%
  • The poor lady needs the money and people are interested in her story

    3 13.64%
  • Oprah is opportunistic, but is also sensitive and truly concerned

    3 13.64%
  • Not much different than an old-time circus freak show if you ask me

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Thread: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    It's relevant because the chimp-mauled woman discussed the subject with Oprah, and it's relevant to her case against her former friend who owned the chimp.

    Now, if I had a friend with an animal that I thought was dangerous, I would personally find a new friend and stay away from the animal that I considered dangerous. That would be more sensible than going to try to help get the animal under control when it's behaving erratically.
    How is it relevant to the OP and whether or not she was being "exploited" by Oprah?

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by stalin_was_a_nice_being View Post
    Didn't Charla wanted to go see the Chimp her friend had as a pet? Why is she suing her ex-friend for 50mil when Charla went willingly?
    Hmmmm. I have a friend who owns a chimp. I have seen the chimp behave erratically here and there, but the chimp has never attacked the owner or me. I go to my friend's house because she has asked for my help. I don't have any fear because I haven't witnessed any behavior on the part of the chimp that would make me fear for my face and body. The chimp attacks me and mauls me and I suffer severe injuries as a result of my friend's pet (a pet I don't own), and yet because I willingly went to her house, I'm at fault. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    It's relevant because the chimp-mauled woman discussed the subject with Oprah, and it's relevant to her case against her former friend who owned the chimp.

    Now, if I had a friend with an animal that I thought was dangerous, I would personally find a new friend and stay away from the animal that I considered dangerous. That would be more sensible than going to try to help get the animal under control when it's behaving erratically.
    Was there an indication that the woman thought the chimpanzee was dangerous?

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    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...

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Was there an indication that the woman thought the chimpanzee was dangerous?
    She said to Oprah that she had repeatedly warned her friend.

    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?

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    How is it relevant to the OP and whether or not she was being "exploited" by Oprah?
    The subject, naturally, has taken a couple of tangents, such as 'do you like Oprah?' and 'Does the victim bear some responsibility?'. It happens.

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    She said to Oprah that she had repeatedly warned her friend.

    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?
    I don't think there is a question of ultimate liability here. The incident occurred at the chimp's owner's house. I don't know enough about contributory negligence to comment on it, but I don't see how the chimp owner is going to avoid some amount of liability here.

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    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...
    I think the woman was mentally unbalanced. She slept in the same bed as the adult male chimp, who knows what went on.

    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.

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I don't think there is a question of ultimate liability here. The incident occurred at the chimp's owner's house. I don't know enough about contributory negligence to comment on it, but I don't see how the chimp owner is going to avoid some amount of liability here.
    I totally agree. She was grossly negligent with her chimp. The whole thing is a terrible tragedy.

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    Re: Is Oprah being exploitative to have chimp-mauled Charla Nash on her show?

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Hmmmm. I have a friend who owns a chimp. I have seen the chimp behave erratically here and there, but the chimp has never attacked the owner or me. I go to my friend's house because she has asked for my help. I don't have any fear because I haven't witnessed any behavior on the part of the chimp that would make me fear for my face and body. The chimp attacks me and mauls me and I suffer severe injuries as a result of my friend's pet (a pet I don't own), and yet because I willingly went to her house, I'm at fault. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
    I never said you'd be at fault! I said if got attacked by a wild animal when you didn't need to see it as close to it as you did. You shouldn't be suing because what do you expect from a WILD ANIMAL ESPECIALLY A CHIMP?
    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?

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