Gov. Jesse Ventura
“American Sniper” is tops at the box office but don’t expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. The former Navy SEAL won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie.
Clint 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.
The Independence Party is less mighty in the eyes of the state of Minnesota. The secretary of state’s office formally informed the party’s leader in a letter Tuesday that it has been downgraded from major- to minor-party status.
An 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.
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.
Fifteen years ago, Jesse Ventura announced “We shocked the world!” when voters chose him to be the next governor of Minnesota. Now, he’s talking about the events of 50 years ago in his new book “They Killed Our President.”