Good heavens! This isn’t generally something I write about, but, this deplorable behavior needs pointed out.
Jesse Ventura sues the widow of the ‘American Sniper’ saying that Chris Kyle defamed the former wrestler by writing about how he ‘punched him in a bar fight’
According to the Minnesota Star Tribune, Ventura’s lawyers argued that the suit outlasts Mr Kyle,/
‘Although Kyle is deceased, his ‘American Sniper’ book continues to sell and it is soon to be made into a movie,’ the motion read.
‘It would be unjust to permit the estate to continue to profit from Kyle’s wrongful conduct and to leave Governor Ventura without redress for ongoing damage to his reputation.’
Ongoing damage to his reputation? Look at the clown outfit he used to parade in!!! Look at the clown and caricature of a human being he is today!
During his promotion of the book in January 2012, Mr Kyle spoke about the alleged fight with Ventura, saying that he punched the former governor when he was making anti-war statements outside of a bar frequented by Navy SEALS.
Not only was the bar popular among military service members, but they were also there in droves at the time because they attended after the wake of a fallen SEAL who threw himself on a grenade.
He was bad-mouthing the war, bad-mouthing (former President) Bush, bad-mouthing America,’ Mr Kyle told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly.
‘He told us that we were killing innocent people over there, men women children, that we were murders,’ Mr Kyle said, adding that he told the governor to tone down his rhetoric.
‘And then he said that we deserved to lose a few guys.’
That’s when Mr Kyle slugged Mr Ventura in the face, he says.
‘That happened? You knocked him out?’ Mr O’Reilly asks.
‘Well, I knocked him down,’ Mr Kyle responds.
Mr Ventura denies that version of events, and believes that the lawsuit is necessary given the possibility for profit by his widow.
So, Ventura sued. The suit was moving through court when Kyle was killed. He had brought a Marine reservist whom he was mentoring to a Texas firing range, where the young man shot and killed him.
Soon after Taya Kyle filed legal documents this month confirming that she is executor of her husband’s estate, Ventura’s attorneys filed the motion to continue the suit under her name.
Kyle’s attorneys responded this week that there is no proof that Ventura has suffered “substantial and real damages” and that Ventura would better improve his public image “by taking the high road and declining to continue this lawsuit.”
Mrs Kyle’s lawyer said that the refiling of the suit ‘comes as a disappointment, but no surprise’.
‘Continuing this action will serve no useful purpose, and likely will promote public perception of Jesse Ventura as someone who has little or no regard for the feelings and welfare of surviving family members of deceased war heroes,’ lawyer John Borger told The Star Tribune.
I’m not sure how this plays out in court, now that the one who wrote about it is dead. But, that’s not even an issue at the moment.
Jesse you moron, leave grieving widows alone. Given this recent behavior, it makes me believe Ventura was indeed entirely capable of the behavior depicted in Kyle’s book.