Oprah Winfrey Chimp Victim Doesn’t Recall Attack (Charla Nash Video)

November 11, 2009
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Charla Nash is the victim of a highly publicized attack by Travis the Chimp, a chimpanzee. She appears November 11th on Oprah Winfrey. Chimp victim “doesn’t recall attack” unfortunately which makes the Oprah interview less compelling, but you can see the video below.

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Read details of Charla Nash’s life below, see her photos, and see the Oprah interview on video as well.

As a biography Charla Nash is a 56 year old woman born November 10th, 1953. She was living in Stamford Connecticut when attacked by Travis the Chimp on February 16 2009.

The incident left her blinded with horrific facial lacerations. At 210 pounds the chimp was the size of a large man. It ripped off her nose and hands, and caused other significant damage to her face.

The chimp’s owner named Sandy Herold was her friend. She stabbed the chimp repeatedly with a kitchen knife, and he was soon after shot be police who arrived on the scene.

While in the hospital Charla Nash battled for her life. A team of specialists worked tireless to save her and pieced together what they could of her extremities. A trust fund was set up for her benefit in which the public donated money to her situation.

She tells Oprah that she has no memory of the attack. All she remembers is waking up from a coma in the hospital to hear that she was mauled by a chimpanzee. At least that is what she tells Oprah Winfrey. Chimp victim doesn’t recall attack? Wow!

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  1. 21
    LaTonya Says:

    All for what the Angelo person had to say.

  2. 22
    smelly balls Says:

    Monkey see monkey do

  3. 23
    Victor Says:

    Karl – like the other poster said, Please eradicate yourself.

    This is a tragic event caused by dumb people and dumb authorities. Who authorized this monkey to live in a home and why? Who keeps a monkey, albeit one who is sick and needs medication in a home??? I hope everyone involved learns a lesson and I’m happy that everyone gets sued, if that’s what it takes to protect me and my family from dumb people and wild animals.

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    Trena Says:

    I used to work at a zoo. Monkeys and apes are very cute and can be nice, but they are wild animals – very strong wild animals. They can turn on someone instantly for no apparent reason. If this victim had been a friend for any length of time, she obviously knew the risk when she willingly went to the house to help. She had to know she was putting herself in a dangereous situation. Stupid!!! But then again people file stupid law suits all of the time and win. Such a shame.

  5. 25
    ANNETTE Says:

    Well said Victor. Do any of you besides Victor, have spell check?

  6. 26
    Debbie Seger Says:

    With the kind of injuries suffered to her head, she surely had a concussion. Anyone with a head injury or concussion has compounds released in the brain, often permanently blocking memory leading up to the injury. This can be previous seconds, minutes, hours, or even days. Of course she has no memory of the attack!
    As far as the animal, many a good dog has also attacked because of something triggered. It could have been fear from something she wore or did, viewed as a threat. We love our pets, but they are animals, not humans.

  7. 27
    JGLord Says:

    Many note here it was and is a wild animal. But be it wild or tame like fido or kitty all animals will attack all animlas will bite. Only a fool thinks or feels they will not. And to those who say this group or that group of chimps will not kill get real both do the same thing just not as often take off those rose collored glasses and open your eyes to the real world, violence occures less often for one has better food resources than the other.

  8. 28
    Le Dude Says:

    I agree entirely with what Le Dude has said.

  9. 29
    Zohar Says:

    Karl has the soul of a chimp. could you think a little more human?

    From Colombia

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    troy Says:

    I can’t believe they killed the chimp, he was a wild animal and should be respected not treated like a common pet, not that I wish harm on anybody but she kind of deserved it

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