Ventura Sues ‘American Sniper’ Author For Libel

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jesse Ventura is suing an author over the way he portrays a bar fight he claims he had with the former Minnesota governor.

In a lawsuit moved into federal court this week, Ventura claims author Chris Kyle defamed him to gain notoriety for his book, “American Sniper, the Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.”

The book was published last month. In it, Kyle describes a 2006 bar fight in which he punched someone named “Scruff Face.” In media interviews publicizing the book, he said Scruff Face is Ventura.

Ventura, a former Navy SEAL and host of “Conspiracy Theory” on truTV, claims the fight never happened and Kyle knows his story is false.

In documents filed Friday, Kyle’s attorney, John Borger, says his client denies the allegations.

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  • Obv.

    You should run in front of a bus.

  • Tony Oliva

    The book stinks. I have to go with Ventura on this one.

  • JJHT

    He just won’t go away. Jesse, no one cares. Another ploy to try and keep yourself in the media.

    • Faulkner

      Jesse was trying to go away. You know when this Chris Kyle and Fox News decided to come out with these ridiculous allegations? As soon as Ventura was at his Winter home in the Baja, what a surprise.

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  • Paul Valentine

    Weak Ventura – your show isn’t going over so you have to resign yourself to this? – Come on – Even when you were Gov – you couldn’t even say the word “Minnesota” right – what makes you think you can critique a book also?

  • wondering

    I don’t think this guy hit Ventura. I think it was Amy Senser>

  • Veteran

    Jesse is right, it never happened. The Vets I know don’t brag about their service anyway, nevermind trying to make money off of it

    • Bill Grant

      It happened. And it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving louse.

  • Be Dover

    Ehough of Jesse, Damn I hate that guy, He’s Nucking Futs

  • Kevin

    This POS should run for Govt in MN again….Insane = Auto win in MN…….

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  • Bandito Sniper

    What a Seal Pussie. Any publicity for this Paris Hilton wanna be helps him. Where’s the Predator when you need him ?

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