Former Minn. Gov. Jesse Venture made headlines for all the wrong reasons last year by filing and eventually winning a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the widow of American hero, Chris Kyle.
Ventura sued the Kyle estate for slander, as he claimed Kyle’s autobiography included an incorrect section about a bar fight that took place in California where Kyle allegedly knocked Ventura out cold over comments he made concerning the Iraq war.
Ventura won the dispute, taking $1.8 million from Kyle’s widow. Kyle is one of the greatest military heroes our country has ever seen. For Ventura, a former special forces guy, to sue another member of their sacred brotherhood is nothing short of a disgrace. (H/T ControversialTimes)
That brings us to the next chapter in Ventura’s wicked quest to completely shred the Kyle family. He’s now filed another civil suit against the publisher of the autobiography, Harper Collins.
According to his latest court filing, he’s suing the company because he claims the publicity of the bar incident that depicted Ventura getting knocked out, “generated by the false and defamatory story about Ventura substantially increased sales of ‘American Sniper,’ thereby generating millions of dollars in revenues and profits for Harper Collins.”
In other words, since American Sniper is one of the biggest movies to hit the box office in decades, Ventura is going after every person and company involved in the the making and telling of the story for what he sees to be an easy payday.
Many prominent people, including Sarah Palin, have publicly called Ventura out for his low-down dirty actions against Kyle. Many have risen to Kyle’s defense, including his brothers from the special forces.
It was one thing to sue Kyle when he was still alive, but after Kyle was killed, Ventura was urged by many to drop the original suit, but he refused. The money was more important.
The bottom line is that the former wrestler’s pride and ego were damaged when Kyle recounted the night he put the conspiracy theorist on his rear in the middle of a crowded bar.
He obviously has a hard time dealing with that day and feels the only way to exact revenge, along with easy cash, is to sue everyone involved with American Sniper. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see him go after Clint Eastwood next.
The only problem he’ll have there is that there doesn’t seem to be any reference to the bar fight in the motion picture version of Kyle’s autobiography, but we’re sure the conspiracy theorist will find a connection.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune