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A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
The federal jury in St. Paul found Tuesday that the 2012 best-selling book libeled Ventura in describing a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man later identified as Ventura after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs "deserve to lose a few."
Legal experts said before the trial Ventura had to clear a high legal bar to win.
originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
Honestly whether its true or not is one thing........
But considering the man is now deceased, I wouldnt punish his wife and kids for something he said.......
I dont feel good that this money is coming from them, I dont see how this serves anyone justice.........
People will say stupid things all the time........
I would feel horrible if my wife and children had to pay for something that I said or did of my own volition
originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
Be careful what you say, especially in a book that becomes a bestseller and earns you a lot of money, because folks can come after that -- even after you are dead -- if you lie or slander.
But none of this matters. This is a con-theory site. If Kyle's estate prevailed it would have been proof of his heroic honesty. That Ventura prevailed can only be seen as evidence of a conspiracy by the same crowd.