JESSE WINS! - FED JURY AWARDS VENTURA
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A federal jury in St. Paul, Minn. finally has reached a verdict in the Jesse Ventura lawsuit against the estate of a best-selling author and Navy SEAL.
Wrestling star and former Governor of Minnesota Ventura was awarded $1.8 million by a jury that some thought would end up reaching no decision. While it looked like a possible "hung" jury, the judge ordered them to deliberate further and finally a guilty verdict was the result.
When the suit was filed, the author of best-selling 'AMERICAN SNIPER' Chris Kyle was shot to death by a psycho at a Texas pistol range before the case could be decided.
Essentially, what the jury said was Kyle lied about the altercation and by writing the incident happened in his top-selling book, he had held Ventura up for ridicule. Ventura said in a written statement, he had lost income and friends as a result of what he termed "a total fabrication."
ONE PUNCH, AND A KNOCK-DOWN
The comment that incensed Ventura was that Kyle decked the burly ex-wrestler with one punch two years ago in a Coronado, CA bar. The book author wrote that Jesse insulted the U.S. Navy SEALS and thus got punched out for his alleged remark.
The Kyle Estate's lawyer, John Borger, said his legal team was considering filing an appeal in the case.
Ventura attorney David Olson, told MilitaryCorruption.com Harper and Row Publishers in New York will be asked to remove the disputed section of the book dealing with the contested statements.