Lawsuit alleges Wayne Newton's pet money 'viciously attacked' girl: Details

Wayne Newton and the pet monkey he's called his "best friend" are at the center of a lawsuit filed in Las Vegas this week.

According to the suit, capuchin monkey Boo "viciously attacked" a girl "without any provocation" while she and her mother were visiting the 52-acre estate in October 2017. The two were allegedly invited guests of the famed property, which is called Casa de Shenandoah, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Newton lived in the estate for 45 years, but he and his wife, Kathleen, moved out in 2013 after a bankruptcy sale. In 2015, the property re-opened to visitors for $35 a person. In addition to Newton's prized items, including luxury cars, a jet, and decades of memorabilia, his exotic animals — including Arabian horses, penguins and the aforementioned monkey — were among the attractions.

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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, file photo Wayne Newton's home is framed at the end of a tree-lined lane on a 52-acre estate in Las Vegas. Newton's Las Vegas estate, which was once the subject of a legal battle, is set to open as a museum. The 52-acre Casa de Shenandoah in southeastern Las Vegas opens Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, for tours with prices starting at $35. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17: Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen McCrone Newton attend the VIP opening of Casa De Shenandoah on September 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of Casa De Shenandoah on September 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17: Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen McCrone Newton attend the VIP opening of Casa De Shenandoah on September 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view at the VIP opening of Casa De Shenandoah on September 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view at the VIP opening of Casa De Shenandoah on September 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17: Wayne Newton and his wife Kathleen McCrone Newton (L) attend the VIP opening of Casa De Shenandoah on September 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17: Kathleen McCrone Newton and Wayne Newton attend the VIP opening of Casa De Shenandoah on September 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of Casa De Shenandoah on September 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of Casa De Shenandoah on September 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
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According to a 2015 Page Six report, visitors could even spring for a VIP tour led by Newton himself.

The museum shuttered in April 2018, less than a year after the alleged attack by the money. Although an announcement said that the property would be closing for renovations, there have been no updates indicating that it will re-open anytime soon, according to 8 News Now.

Known as "Mr. Las Vegas," Newton is a staple of the city's entertainment circuit. Although he was born in Virginia, he got his big break through a Vegas talent booking agent in 1958, when he was a junior in high school.

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