Saturday, February 26, 2005

Gorilla Koko Under Fire Again

As I originally reported here, the voyeuristic propensities of sign language-using lesbian gorilla Koko have resulted in a lawsuit against the Gorilla Foundation. Now, the insatiable desires of Koko have caused another trainer to sue: Yahoo! News
WOODSIDE, Calif. - A third woman has filed a lawsuit claiming a caretaker for Koko, the world-famous sign-language-speaking gorilla, pressured her to expose her breasts as a way to bond with the animal.

Iris Rivera, 39, sued the Gorilla Foundation this week in San Mateo County Superior Court, saying the foundation's president, Francine Patterson, repeatedly told her to expose her breasts.

Rivera, an administrative assistant at the foundation until she quit last month, claims Patterson told her last year that Koko was signing that "she wants to see your nipples."
But, while the first two women to sue did not expose their breasts to Koko, Rivera succumbed to Koko's charms and smooth talk.

The Dread Pundit Bluto has uncovered evidence that Koko's activities may not be restricted to the laboratory. Could this "unidentified gorilla" be Koko?

Unidentified Gorilla on Nude Beach in Uzbekistan