After renowned military sniper Chris Kyle was murdered Jesse Ventura continued to sue his estate over a bar room brawl that he allegedly got into with the marine. Unfortunately he won his initial case against the state that deemed the Kyle’s gained unjust enrichment from alleged lies Kyle wrote in his book. But now it has been overturned and Ventura, a former Minnesota Governor, lost his bid for the reinstatement of the $1.8 million verdict.
Justices for the case refused to comment on Monday after the decision verdict was released via the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had originally upended the 2014 verdict. Earlier in 2016 a jury of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the juries initial $500,000 award for defamation and $1.3 million for unjust enrichment.
The blockbuster and Academy Award Winning film “American Sniper” that featured Sienna Miller and Bradley Cooper was based off of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s autobiography that Ventura took issue with.
Ventura maintains that Chris Kyle’s claim that he punched Ventura in a bar room brawl back in 2006 was a lie. Furthermore, that claims he made offensive comments about marines were false. He testified to this at trial saying the book ruined his reputation and was a complete fabrication. The case could possibly return to Minnesota.
Chris Kyle was murdered by another veteran he was trying to help back in 2013. The case was ongoing while he was still alive and after his death Ventura continued the lawsuit against his estate which was money Kyle’s widow Taya Kyle and his kids were likely going to use to survive. The fact that he would sue for millions from money that would be used to take care of Kyle’s kids when he was gone shows you the exact type of character this man has. Or better yet, does not have.