Jesse Ventura got his ass kicked in a California bar, fellow SEAL says

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Jesse alleges a fellow SEAL is defaming him by claiming he kicked The Body's ass during a bar fight.
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Jesse Ventura is an ex-Navy SEAL, pro wrasslin' tough guy. So it makes sense he's none too happy about a fellow SEAL's claim that he kicked The Body's ass in a California bar.

Ex-sniper Chris Kyle recently published "American Sniper," a memoir looking back at his military career and some of the relationships he developed along the way. In one particularly interesting passage, he details a September 2006 bar encounter he had with Ventura, who Kyle calls "Scruff Face," during a funeral for a fellow SEAL who died in Iraq.

From the Pioneer Press:
Kyle never names Ventura but describes "Scruff Face" in ways Ventura contends a reader could easily surmise was him: he was an "older" UDT member who had served during Vietnam, he had become a "celebrity," he was disdainful of the government, he was moving to Mexico and he thought the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were a conspiracy.

He described "Scruff Face" as boorish and loud and "running his mouth about the war and everything and anything he could connect to it."

Kyle wrote that he and the others tolerated the man as long as they could, until Kyle finally told him to "cool it" because they were mourning a comrade.

"'You deserve to lose a few,' he told me. Then he bowed up as if to belt me," the book goes on.

He claims "Scruff Face" took a swing at him.

"Being level-headed and calm can only last so long. I laid him out," Kyle wrote. "Tables flew. Stuff happened. Scruff Face ended up on the floor."
Ventura is so upset over that passage, he's sued Kyle in federal court for defamation, misappropriation of his likeness, and unjust enrichment. The suit says "The entire story about a confrontation with and physical assault and battery of Governor Ventura was false and defamatory." A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on October 10.

But Kyle isn't backing down. In a motion filed Tuesday, eight eyewitnesses provide sworn statements corroborating different parts of Kyle's account of his throwdown with Minnesota's ex-guv.

In one of them, SEAL Jeremiah Dinnell says Ventura was "being a jackass."

"That's when Chris punched him," Dinnell wrote. "All of us wanted to. Chris was just the first one to pop him."

In the Capitol, at bars, or in the squared-circle -- no matter the context, Jesse is apparently just a tough guy to get along with.


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derekreidy77
derekreidy77

This guy is full of crap. He only told this LIE to promote his book. Even the bar owner, Terry "Mother" Moy, confirmed that this "fight" never happened. So have several other former SEAL's/BUDs. And yes.. he calls himself a Navy SEAL, yet he was BUDs. BUDs was wrapped into the SEALs in 1988. Is he supposed to run around and say "Hey im former BUDs.. oh yeah thats Navy SEALs now"...

Not sure why this "Leslie" person has it in for Jesse. He calls himself "Jesse Ventura" because that is the name he used in his WWF days, and that is the name everyone knows him as. It doesn't make it wrong or illegal. Bill Clinton's name isn't really "Clinton". Do we go write a book about it? Certain elements are out to get Jesse simply because of his views. He is neither right nor left. And that pisses a lot of people off. Especially "Leslie" who obviously wants to make a quick buck writing a book filed with nonsense and hearsay. I guess that's why the "book" got such poor reviews.

dunclondon
dunclondon

jesse ventura was never a SEAL. He lied about his navy career. You should research farther then wikipedia, his fanboys have lied there on his behalf.

When he was governer he admitted he was never a SEAL and admitted he was never in combat.

Leslie255
Leslie255

Jesse Ventura is a liar, cheat, briber and phony Navy SEAL. Even his name is phony. He is James Janos. This is all documented in my book, “Always Cheat” The Philosophy of Jesse Ventura. My book cancelled Ventura’s plans to run for a second term as Minnesota Governor. I knocked Ventura and his son off the Government Center Plaza in Minneapolis where they were trying to befriend the Occupy Movement people, some of whom Ventura victimized when he supported torture at the Highway 55 police raid. You can find "Always Cheat" at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. In the Twin Cities "Always Cheat" can be found at most libraries. Or contact me for a complimentary copy. Leslie Davis, President 612-529-5253

Leslie255
Leslie255

Jesse Ventura is a liar, cheat, briber and phony Navy SEAL. Even his name is phony. He is James Janos. This is all documented in my book, “Always Cheat” The Philosophy of Jesse Ventura. My book cancelled Ventura’s plans to run for a second term as Minnesota Governor. I knocked Ventura and his son off the Government Center Plaza in Minneapolis where they were trying to befriend the Occupy Movement people, some of whom Ventura victimized when he supported torture at the Highway 55 police raid. You can find "Always Cheat" at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble. In the Twin Cities "Always Cheat" can be found at most libraries. Or contact me for a complimentary copy. Leslie Davis, President www.EarthProtector.org 612-529-5253

badrolemodel
badrolemodel

I don't understand why he would brag let alone admit to assaulting someone and then try to profit off of it? I presume the statue of limitations has been reached but this is sending a very poor messages to the next generation. Had it been self defense that would be a different case but even the eye witness testimony indicates it was an assault.

Blueskymgmt
Blueskymgmt

Just a group of  extreme right SEAL's not liking Jessie Ventura because of his Political views,and exploiting his age and using it to make financial gain in his book.Chris Kyle is a All Star American Murdering Punk.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @Blueskymgmt It's just like that swat team member that beat up the citizen at the bar.   Chris Kyle is a living deadly weapon yet doesn't have the maturity to handle those skills.  Maybe he has post traumatic stress or something but he should probably be locked up.   What kind of psycho thinks its cool to beat up an old man in a bar because you don't like what he is saying?  Try telling him to fuck off next time dude, its what non criminals do.

Blueskymgmt
Blueskymgmt

@MicheleBachmann

 Snipers hide behind their  weapons in secret,if that makes him a deadly weapon that is questionable.What is true about ALL of them is an extreme sense of self,egomaniacs,for better or for worse that is the personality it takes to thrive in that training and work..If he would have done that to Ventura while he was Governor of MN,most likely he would be in jail a felon.

If you think that Chris Kyle isn't a "starry eyed" punk,just watch for yourself,he's on the new NBC Celebrity show Stars earn Stripes - a 1hour recruiting commercial,which i do watch and like.I have zero respect for anyone that cold cocks an old man,especially a war veteran and Governor.Good luck Micky:)

 

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