|Jesse said Kyle's book is the worst thing that's ever happened to him. (But what about that whole "hunting man" thing?)|
Iraq war vet and best-selling author Christopher Kyle was gunned down by a fellow veteran in a tragic incident on a shooting range last February. But that didn't stop Jesse Ventura from proceeding with a defamation lawsuit
he'd filed against Kyle and his estate.
In his book, Kyle described an incident that took placed at a California bar in 2006. He writes that he punched out a "celebrity" he calls "scruff face" because he was loudly and rudely denigrating the Navy SEALs, President George W. Bush, and U.S. foreign policy. ("Scruff face" bears an uncanny resemblance to Ventura in a number of respects.) Kyle writes that when he took issue, "Scruff face" allegedly told him, "You deserve to lose a few." Things got physical from there and Scruff ultimately "went down," Kyle writes.RECENT JESSE COVERAGE:
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Ventura says "Scruff face" was clearly a reference to him and maintains the entire incident was a product of Kyle's imagination. And in a newly released deposition, Ventura says one of the main things that motivated him to sue is that Kyle's book made him less popular with the media and with his fellow veterans.More »