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USA Today Article On Wayne Newton Monkey Bite Case


In 2019, Marc C. Naron, Esq., of D.R. Patti & Associates filed suit on behalf of 15-year old Genevieve Urena for personal injuries she sustained when she was bitten by Wayne Newton’s pet monkey named Boo. The bite occurred during a tour of Newton’s former home, Casa De Shanandoah. The Associated Press wrote about the lawsuit, and this story was picked up by USA Today, amongst others. The text of the article from USA Today is re-printed below.

Singer Wayne Newton sued by woman alleging his pet monkey bit her daughter

The Associated Press

Entertainer Wayne Newton is being sued by a Las Vegas woman who claims the veteran crooner’s pet monkey bit and injured her daughter during a visit to Newton’s showpiece mansion nearly two years ago.

Jocelyne Urena seeks at least $15,000 in damages on behalf of her daughter, Genevieve, in a civil negligence complaint filed Wednesday in Nevada state court in Las Vegas, according to the Associated Press.

Genevieve’s age and the nature of her injuries are not described in the lawsuit, which alleges the monkey attacked without provocation during a tour of Newton’s former estate, Casa de Shenandoah.

Urena’s attorney, Marc Naron, did not immediately respond Thursday to messages.

Pets and other animals can be so cute; but they can also be dangerous, if not outright deadly. If you or a loved one have been injured by a pet or other animal, you may have a personal injury claim. Call and speak to a Las Vegas personal injury and accident attorney at D.R. Patti & Associates to find out what your rights are.

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