His defamation lawsuit might be settled, but that didn’t stop Jesse Ventura from disparaging the late Chris Kyle in a news conference this week.
Ventura, a former professional wrestler and Minnesota governor, had been in a legal battle with the former Navy SEAL for a passage in Kyle’s autobiography, “American Sniper.”
In an announcement celebrating the undisclosed settlement of that years-long suit, he skewered the book’s title by calling Kyle “the American liar,” according to Fox News.
The lawsuit dates back to 2012, the year before Kyle was shot and killed by another veteran at a Texas gun range. Ventura has since included Kyle’s widow, Taya, in the public feud, insisting in an interview last year that she should apologize to him for her late husband’s words.
As the Boston Globe reported, Ventura disputed a passage in Kyle’s book referring to a physical altercation between the two at a California bar.[contentcards url=”https://www.westernjournal.com/jesse-ventura-settles-lawsuit-immediately-slams-american-sniper-chris-kyle-new-nickname/” target=”_blank”]