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A federal jury on Tuesday found in favor of former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in the defamation case he brought against “deadliest sniper in US history.” The panel came to a decision after six days of deliberations.
Ventura sued the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle for disparaging him in Kyle’s book 'American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.' Ventura says a passage of the book regarding a supposed fight between him and Kyle in 2006 has irreparably damaged his reputation.
The jury reconvened on Tuesday, and both sides agreed to split the verdict 8 to 2, the New York Times reported. The panel then awarded the former professional wrestler and governor $500,000 for defamation and $1.3 million for what they termed the author’s unjust enrichment.
During closing arguments last week, Ventura attorney David Bradley Olson said he believes Kyle’s estate has earned more than $6 million from the book...
originally posted by: GreenMtnBoys
a reply to: roadgravel
Ummm yeah it is!!!! It was a big lie that really made Jesse look like a douche. Now the douche bag is Kyle!
originally posted by: roadgravel
So a lie is worth 1.8 million. Wow. Maybe less requests for his speaking,etc is just declining fame and the end of his time in the spotlight.
originally posted by: neo96
Nothing says 'winner' like suing a widow!
Think a book damaged Ventura 'reputation' ?
He has done an epic job of doing that himself.