‘She Should Apologize to Me': Jesse Ventura Defends ‘American Sniper' Suit Against Chris Kyle's Widow

Former wrestling star and Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura told CBS News this month that his lawsuit against the estate of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has made it hard for him to find work."I can't get a job in the U.S.," he said. "No one will touch me."Yet, in a tense exchange with Fox News host Jesse Watters, Ventura defended his decision to pursue the defamation suit even after Kyle was gunned down by another veteran in 2013. At that point, the suit ensnared Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle, who is the executor of his estate and lives in North Texas.Ventura, also a Navy veteran, claims that Chris Kyle defamed him in a chapter of his best-selling memoir American Sniper. Kyle wrote that he knocked down a man he dubbed "Scruff Face" at a California bar in 2006 during the wake of a fallen SEAL after the man said the elite unite "deserve to lose a few."The book by the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history was turned into an Oscar-nominated movie, which didn't depict the alleged incident with Ventura.A jury sided with Ventura in 2014 and awarded him $1.8 million, but a federal appeals court tossed the judgment. The host of Watters' World on Fox News approached Ventura at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in New York this month and pointed his microphone at him.  Continue reading...

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