MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jesse Ventura and the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle have agreed to dismiss the former Minnesota governor’s defamation case.
Ventura sued Kyle after Kyle wrote that he punched a man, later identified as Ventura, in a bar. Ventura said it never happened.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Father's Day Forecast Features Afternoon Storms
A federal jury in Minnesota awarded Ventura $1.8 million in 2014, but that verdict was overturned on appeal. While Ventura initially said he’d seek a new trial, there were signs in November that a settlement was forthcoming. Court documents filed Friday show the parties agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning Ventura cannot sue again on the same claim.READ MORE: Man Killed In 'Random' Shooting In St. Cloud, Police Say
Ventura’s attorneys didn’t return messages. Defense lawyers referred questions to Kyle’s publisher, which didn’t respond.
Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL, was killed at a Texas shooting range in 2013, but Ventura’s lawsuit proceeded against Kyle’s estate.MORE NEWS: Fights Follow Teen's Shooting In St. Cloud Parking Ramp Overnight
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