Wayne Newton sued over monkey bite at

A woman is suing Wayne Newton for her daughter being bitten by a monkey at the singer's former home.
A woman is suing Wayne Newton for her daughter being bitten by a monkey at the singer's former home.

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 mansion in October 2017.

Jocelyne Urena is seeking at least $US15,000 in damages on behalf of her daughter, Genevieve, in a civil negligence complaint.

The complaint alleges the monkey attacked without provocation during a tour of Newton's former estate, Casa de Shenandoah.

The lavish 16.2-hectare property southeast of the Las Vegas Strip was home to "Mr. Las Vegas" for more than 40 years. It featured gardens, pools, stables for Newton's prized Arabian horses and a menagerie of exotic animals including flamingos, penguins and a sloth.

Newton sold it in 2010 to investors and he and his family moved to another home in 2013.

Now 77, Newton's best-known songs include his signature "Danke Schoen," his 1965 version of "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," and "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" in 1972.

Australian Associated Press