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originally posted by: Chrisfishenstein
a reply to: JesseVentura
Why cripple the widow? You want us to stand with you? I will stand with you if you send me a check...That's apparently what you are in this for in the first place....No?
So you can afford to live off the grid....With internet access, news access, television access, and much, much more....Keep that off the grid life going and take everything from the widow in the meantime....Very charitable indeed!
originally posted by: buster2010
a reply to: Greathouse
Please be happy with your victory and don't take the money from his widow.
The widow won't have to pay a dime. The insurance company for the publisher will be the one paying.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Greathouse
No it isn't, and its not social media that's been reporting on it, which is insulting because the link I gave is not a social media site. And how would you know anyway? Apparently you have no idea how the money from the suit is being paid out and only assume the widow is paying for it all. So all of this is your opinion, which is not based in any facts, just assumptions. According to Ventura, monies will be paid out by the publishers insurance and also the estate and he knows this because he has the paper work that says so. Now how it's all paid out in the end is up the estate and the publisher so it really all lies in their hands.
At the end of the day, even if the estate fronted the entire bill of 1.8ish million dollars the widow would still be a millionaire, but the estate is not paying all 1.8 million and thats just the facts.
American Sniper was on the bestseller list for 22 weeks, 7 of those weeks at #1. Chris’s second book, American Gun, is scheduled to be published in May, but we are reviewing details this week. It was an honor to help share Chris’s story of service and faith with the world. Those of us who worked with Chris truly respected and liked him deeply. He dedicated his life in recent years to supporting veterans and donated the proceeds of American Sniper to the families of his fallen friends. He deserves our deepest respect. Our prayers are with his family.
July 30, 2014
Read more at: www.nationalreview.com...
Consider what Kyle’s publisher wrote after his tragic passing: “He dedicated his life in recent years to supporting veterans and donated the proceeds of American Sniper to the families of his fallen friends” (italics mine). An article in the Blaze definitively proclaimed: “A perfect reflection of his character, Kyle gave all proceeds from his best-selling book American Sniper to the families of soldiers killed in combat” (italics mine). Or this line from a Human Events article: “For American Sniper, Kyle donated the profits from that book to charity.” Kyle himself perpetuated this idea, telling the same proceeds-went-to-charity tale to the Texas News Service and even adding that he regularly received tearful calls and letters of thanks.
And now for the kicker: It isn’t true. Out of the staggering $3 million that American Sniper collected in royalties for Kyle, only $52,000 actually went to the families of fallen servicemen. (Rather than 100 percent of the proceeds, as the public was led to believe, try 2 percent!) While Kyle’s widow claimed, in her testimony, that they never intended to profit from the book, and “wanted” to donate the money to other veterans, she said they were weren’t able to because of — get this! — “gift-tax laws that prevented them from donating more than $13,000 each to two families last year.
” When Ventura’s attorney asked why they did not simply create a nonprofit (standard practice) to be able to give away the money without gift-tax concerns, Kyle said she had not had the time to set up such a nonprofit. Separately, she noted: “We are trying to find the right places and not just throw it away.”
Based on the foregoing, IT IS ORDERED that the jury’s verdicts are ADOPTED by the Court as its own. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED , ADJUDGED, AND DECREED , pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 58(b), that Plaintiff Jesse Ventura recover of Defendant Taya Kyle, as the Executor of the Estate of Chris Kyle, the sum of $ 1,845,477.25 comprising $5 00 ,000 .00 in defamation damages and $ 1,345,477.25 in unjust enrichment .
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: JesseVentura
Here's the deal big fella, drop the BS and realize that when it comes to ATS membership you are dealing with folks equally or more switched on than you in all things conspiracy.
So, NO, I will not stand with you, but I do invite you to start your own actual account here and join us in fighting the good fight.
Until then, you're off my grid.