Danke for nothing Wayne! A woman just filed a lawsuit against Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton (no that picture is not from Madame Tussauds) claiming her daughter was “viciously attacked” by Wayne’s pet monkey when she was visiting Casa de Shenandoah, Wayne’s former residence turned tourist attraction turned palace of nightmares for a poor Capuchin monkey named Boo who was once Wayne’s beloved pet. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, Casa de Shenandoah opened to the public in 2015. Though it closed in 2018, while it was open, visitors were able to tour Wayne’s opulent mansion as well as the home’s extensive grounds which include an Arabian horse farm and a private zoo. Nice for Wayne, but is sounds like hell for Boo.
The LVRJ reports:
According to the lawsuit, the girl visited Newton’s former home, known as Casa de Shenandoah, on Oct. 17, 2017. While touring the property at 3310 E. Sunset Road as an invited guest, the girl encountered the monkey.
“Without any provocation, the monkey viciously attacked and bit Ms. Urena, causing injury to her body as well as emotional distress,” the lawsuit alleges.
The girl suffered damages of more than $15,000, according to the complaint, which alleges negligence. She is represented by Las Vegas attorney Marc Naron.
While the girl obviously isn’t to blame, what we’re not going to do is slander my good man Boo. Judging by the reviews on TripAdvisor, along with a miniature donkey named Donkey Schoen, Boo and his companion chihuahua, were among the tours most popular attractions.
One visitor wrote of their experience meeting Boo:
More bus time and we are in the Exotic Zoo where ladies go gaga over some doves and then everybody is let admire a monkey and its own dog, a Chiwawa. We are told the monkey has 97% human DNA and it is so smart it has its own I Pad. I’d rather have a good dog, instead of a monkey with dog & I Pad. But that’s just me.
No lady, it’s not just you! What is it with rich weirdos and their private zoos anyway? Everything about this is tacky. Here’s the kind of shit Boo had to deal with on a daily basis.
Wayne hasn’t responded yet to the lawsuit. But this is a cautionary tale to the Justin Biebers and Chris Browns of the world, or any other aspiring millionaires with increasingly unrecognizable faces. It’s all fun and games (for you, the monkey hates your ass) until it rips some kid’s face off. Don’t fuck with wild animals!