Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura contends he isn’t going after the widow of slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle by continuing his defamation lawsuit, but rather the publisher’s insurance company. “It’s not me against her,” Ventura said in a wide-ranging interview Monday night with The Associated Press. Ventura alleges that Kyle, considered to be the deadliest sniper in American history, defamed him in his best-selling book. In it, the former Navy SEAL describes a 2006 bar fight in which he claims he punched someone named “Scruff Face,” whom he later identified as Ventura. Ventura, also a former Navy SEAL and pro wrestler, says the fight never happened.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s defamation lawsuit against slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle will be allowed to go forward with Kyle’s widow as the defendant, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is asking a judge to allow his defamation lawsuit against slain “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle to go forward with Kyle’s widow as the defendant. In the book, Kyle claims he punched Ventura in 2006 over unpatriotic remarks. Ventura says it never happened.
Jesse Ventura is suing an author over the way he portrays a bar fight he claims he had with the former Minnesota governor.