Experts Say Free Speech At Stake In 'American Sniper' AppealLegal experts say important free speech issues will be at stake when an appeals court considers whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is entitled to the $1.8 million judgment he won against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
'Revenge Porn' Conviction Overturned By Minn. Court Of AppealsThe conviction of a man who admitted posting sexually-explicit ads online was overturned. The Minnesota Court of Appeals found the criminal defamation statute used to find him guilty is unconstitutional.
Appeals Court: Criminal Defamation Law Is UnconstitutionalThe Minnesota Appeals Court says a state law that makes it illegal to defame someone is unconstitutional because it's too broad. Tuesday's ruling comes in the case of a man who was convicted of criminal defamation. Timoth Turner admitted posting sexually explicit Internet ads in 2013 that appeared to be from his ex-girlfriend and her underage daughter. The postings led multiple men to contact both females for sex.
'American Sniper' Astounds With $105.3M Over MLK WeekendClint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend.
‘American Sniper’ Widow Says She Has To Pay VenturaThe widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle says she'll have to pay lawsuit damages to former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura out of her own pocket. Ventura won the lawsuit in July after he claimed he was defamed by Kyle's book. Taya Kyle says she's on the hook for most of the $1.8 million in damages awarded to the former Minnesota governor.
Kesha, Producer Dr. Luke Trade Lawsuits Over Abuse ClaimsKesha and her mentor and producer filed dueling lawsuits Tuesday over the pop singer’s claims she was subjected to nearly a decade of sexual and emotional abuse.
Jesse Ventura's Image And Legal Battles Not OverFormer Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.
Ventura Attorney: $1.8M Award Was FairAn attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he thinks a jury acted fairly in awarding Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation case against slain military sniper Chris Kyle.
Jesse Ventura Wins Defamation Case! Vote In Dave Lee's PollDid the jury get it right Tuesday in St. Paul?
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Witness Says She Saw Ventura Get Punched In Bar A witness has testified in Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit that she saw someone punch the former Minnesota governor at a bar in California in 2006. Laura deShazo of Salt Lake City testified Monday she was at the pub in Coronado California, the night when slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle said he punched a man he called "Scruff Face." Kyle later identified the man as Ventura.
Ventura: No Bar Fight With 'American Sniper' Kyle Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has testified he doesn't remember any confrontation with the "American Sniper" author who claimed to have punched out Ventura in a bar. Ventura is suing the estate of late military sniper Chris Kyle for defamation because he says the story is a lie.
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