Appeals Court Rejects $1.8M Award To Jesse Ventura In "American Sniper" Case
A federal appeals court threw out the $1.8M in damages awarded to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura on Monday, who claimed defamation from the late author and Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in the bestselling book "American Sniper".
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also sent a portion of the case -- Ventura's defamation claim -- back to the district court for a new trial, saying Ventura's attorneys made improper remarks and the trial court "clearly abused its discretion in denying a new trial."
Messages left with Ventura, his publicist and his attorney were not immediately returned Monday. An attorney for Kyle's estate had no comment and referred questions to publisher HarperCollins, which said it was reviewing the opinion and had no comment at this time.Read the full story from FOX News
Ventura, who was a former UDT (Underwater Demolition Team) member, ex-governor of Minnesota, and former pro wrestler was suing Chris Kyle, saying that the famous confrontation Kyle spoke about in his book never happened, and that it ruined his reputation in the SEAL community.Kyle was killed in 2013 at a shooting range, but gave video testimony before his death that he was telling the truth.Let us know what you think about this in the comment section or on social media.