The widow of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle has asked a judge to set aside a jury’s verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura or to order a new trial.
Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura launched Tuesday a public relations campaign to explain why he filed the high-profile defamation suit he won last week. In a wide ranging interview on WCCO Radio, and in an online video on Ora.tv, Ventura repeatedly said the lawsuit was not about the money; it was about clearing his name.
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says his reputation is restored. A federal jury Tuesday sided with him in his defamation lawsuit.
Jurors in Jesse Ventura’s defamation case on Wednesday watched video testimony from a slain military sniper, who said he didn’t fear being sued for claiming in his autobiography that he had punched the former Minnesota governor inside a bar. Ventura claims “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL who was fatally shot last year at a Texas gun range.
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.