Jesse Ventura Wins Lawsuit
The widow of America’s deadliest sniper has been ordered to pay Jesse Ventura $1.8million after losing a defamation suit over claims her husband made before he was murdered.
Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle claimed in his best-selling booked American Sniper that he punched the Ventura after the former Minnesota governor made disparaging comments about the military, including that the SEALs ‘deserved to lose a few’ over their behavior in Iraq.
Kyle, who was murdered by a fellow veteran at a Texas gun range last year, defended his story in videotaped testimony before his death, saying it was accurate. Eleven witnesses also backed up Kyle’s version of events, defense attorney John Borger told jurors.