RT: Jesse Venura Wins $1.8 Million in Defamation Lawsuit Against “American Sniper”

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(Jesse Ventura is the former Governor of Minnesota, wining as the Reform Party candidate and is a possible 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate. The following was originally published on RT.)

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 he and Kyle in 2006 has irreparably damaged his reputation.

“We the jury have not reached a decision,” the 10-member jury told Senior US District Judge Richard Kyle on Monday, according to Reuters. Judge Kyle asked the jury to continue its deliberations, though he informed attorneys that a “mistrial is a possibility.”

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One thought on “RT: Jesse Venura Wins $1.8 Million in Defamation Lawsuit Against “American Sniper”

  1. Christopher

    The one upside of Ron Paul not running for president in 2016 is that one won’t hear Ventura go begging on Alex Jones radio program to be his running mate.

    Ventura’s temper tantrum in 1999 revealed his true colors. When Patrick J. Buchanan secured the Reform Party presidential nomination Ventura took his ball, left the Reform party and went home. He declared his support for CFR member (92′) and liberal Governor/Senator Lowell Weicker for president.

    As CT governnor Weicker protected the sacred 2nd Amendment rights that Ventura so deeply holds by….

    Weicker Signs Bill to Forbid Assault Rifles June 1993 http://www.nytimes.com/1993/06/09/nyregion/weicker-signs-bill-to-forbid-assault-rifles.html?n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fSubjects%2fG%2fGun%20Control

    Weicker Offers Tough Curbs Covering Guns of Every Type January 1994
    http://www.nytimes.com/1994/01/14/nyregion/weicker-offers-tough-curbs-covering-guns-of-every-type.html?n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fSubjects%2fG%2fGun%20Control

    Weicker to Call Special Session on Handguns May 1994 http://www.nytimes.com/1994/05/27/nyregion/weicker-to-call-special-session-on-handguns.html?n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fSubjects%2fG%2fGun%20Control

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