Woman Disfigured By Chimp To Appear In Documentary

by | June 14, 2011 at 11:53 AM | TV News

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Charla Nash, who had her face ripped off by a 200-pound chimpanzee in February 2009, has signed a deal to tell her story in a documentary that will likely air on NBC this fall.

Nash recently successfully underwent a face transplant, which was documented on the network’s “Today” show. Her double hand transplant was not successful, and they were removed shortly after.

Nash spoke with Meredith Vieira about her attack in November 2009. Around the same time, she revealed her mutilated face on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”

Nash has worn a veil since the attack, which left her blind and without eyes, nose, lips or hands. Sandra Herold, who owned the chimpanzee who attacked her, has since died.

The documentary is being made by NBC’s Peacock Productions. It said it was in discussions with several networks about where the documentary would air, with NBC seemingly the frontrunner.

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