Ventura Must Show Sniper Disregarded Truth In Book When a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history detailed his kills in a bestselling autobiography, he also included details about a 2006 incident in which he says he punched a guy he called "Scruff Face" — later identified as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Judge Won't Dismiss Ventura 'American Sniper' Suit A judge is allowing former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against the widow of slain "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle to go to trial.
Ventura Suit Against Late 'Sniper' Author Proceeds 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.