Pregnant Woman Sues Elon Musk’s Neuralink Company After Claiming a Herpes-Infected Monkey Scratched Her Face

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A woman who worked for Elon Musk’s Neuralink company has filed a lawsuit claiming that a herpes B-infected monkey scratched her across the face.

Lindsay Short worked for Musk’s brain chip company as an animal care specialist in August 2022. Short claims the company failed to provide the right protective gear that would have prevented exposure to infected animals.

On Friday. she filed the suit in California state court, the NY Post reports. In the suit, Short, who is pregnant, argues that the virus-carrying monkey reached through the bars of his cage and scratched her, which penetrated through her gloves and broke her skin.

Short said she told her superiors what happened – and that she was pregnant – and she claims she was subsequently fired.

In the lawsuit, Short contends that her superiors created a hostile work environment and threatened “severe repercussions” if it happened again. She also said some animals carried diseases that could induce severe brain damage or death.

Short is seeking damages against Neuralink for retaliation, wrongful termination and gender discrimination.

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