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May 31, 2013 - 6:25 pm

If you’ve has seen the movie Predator, Jesse Ventura’s character says, ” you lose it here, you’re in a world of hurt.”  He was commenting about the almost suffocating environment of the jungle.  Now, it seems that he has lost it, and he’s inflicting unnecessary pain on the wife of a slain American hero.The Daily Mail reported on May 31 that Ventura is suing the widow of Navy Seal Chris Kyle because his feelings got hurt after reading the deceased sniper’s book.

Ventura initially filed the suit against Chris Kyle, the SEAL who had the most confirmed kills in American military history, because Kyle said that he knocked Ventura to the floor during a fight outside of a bar.

Ventura, now 61, has now refiled the suit and against Kyle’s wife Taya after Kyle was killed in February when he was shot by a former soldier who allegedly had PTSD.

According to the Minnesota Star Tribune, Ventura’s lawyers argued that the suit outlasts Mr Kyle,/

‘Although Kyle is deceased, his ‘American Sniper’ book continues to sell and it is soon to be made into a movie,’ the motion read.

‘It would be unjust to permit the estate to continue to profit from Kyle’s wrongful conduct and to leave Governor Ventura without redress for ongoing damage to his reputation.’

In January of 2012, while promoting his book, Kyle allegedly got into a fight with Ventura over anti-war comments he made at a bar that was a popular spot for members of the military. It was packed since many were in the area for a funeral for a fallen SEAL, who was killed in action, according to the Daily Mail.

‘He was bad-mouthing the war, bad-mouthing (former President) Bush, bad-mouthing America,’ Mr Kyle told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly.

‘He told us that we were killing innocent people over there, men women children, that we were murders,’ Mr Kyle said, adding that he told the governor to tone down his rhetoric.

‘And then he said that we deserved to lose a few guys.’

That’s when Mr Kyle slugged Mr Ventura in the face, he says.

‘That happened? You knocked him out?’ Mr O’Reilly asks.

‘Well, I knocked him down,’ Mr Kyle responds.

Mr Ventura denies that version of events, and believes that the lawsuit is necessary given the possibility for profit by his widow.

Ventura is also a former SEAL.  He has a television show that’s devoted to Alex Jones-like material, which Ventura now thinks – ironically – that there’s a conspiracy to shut down it down.  While this lawsuit being redirected towards Kyle’s wife is shameless, it was to be expected after his death, which is why his lawyers aren’t too unfazed.

Ventura has denied the incident. He tried to clear things up during an interview with Alex Jones in January of 2012, where he  said that Kyle’s alleged smearing of him was due to his support for Ron Paul.  It seems that Ventura didn’t get the memo. When you want to clarify a situation, you should never go on Alex Jones.

(H/T Twitchy)

 

 

Matt Vespa is a conservative blogger who contributes to CNS News, RedState, Noodle Pundit, and was formerly with Hot Air's GreenRoom.

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Ventura is not necessarily being mean or money grubbing. If Ventura didn't do what Kyle says he did, he pretty much has to go through with the suit to clear his name.

If Kyle's version is right it will come out in the trial, but Ventura deserves to be allowed to make a defense.
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Ventura is the poster boy for what's wrong with the Ron Paul fringe and it's no surprise he'd go to Alex Jones to clear things up. That's like going to the La Brea Tar Pits to wash out your undershorts.
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Chris Kyle was a true American hero.
Jessie Ventura - Look at me. Look at me. Look at me...
46 weeks ago
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Correction: Ventura was a UDT. While UDTs were the precursors to the SEALs, they aren't the same thing.
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Matt Vespa.

You need to edit your piece a mite. Where you state "Ventura is also a former SEAL.", you should revise the sentence to read "Ventura has made claim to having been a former Navy Seal many times in public. In fact, Ventura was an Underwater Demolition Team diver assigned to UDT-12 and never was attached to SEAL Team 1."

Ironically, the name "Jesse Ventura" did not exist between the years 1969 and 1975, the period of active and inactive reserve service claimed by the ex-governor and full time 9/11 truther. The NEC 5321 for UDT diver was held by James Janos (Jesse Ventura's name before he went into showbiz as a rassler), and not NEC 5326 for SEAL.
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There have to be witnesses to the "knock down". If they come forward, Ventura loses. BTW, was Ventura really a real Navy Seal? From his actions it is difficult to believe he ever walked among that elite group.
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Ventura really showed his true self. Shameful.
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This guy is absolute crap, the lowest of the low. I hope the judge throws out the lawsuit, which is what should happen. After reading Kyle's book I felt like I knew him and I was devastated about his being killed, by some PTSD loon over here, no less. Hopefully he will get the death penalty for his cowardly act of murdering two people by shooting them in the back. I still can't get my head around that to this day. His wife and family need to be left alone by this Ventura loon so they can put their lives back together.
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Jesse Ventura is a liar, cheat, and briber. He defrauded the people of Minnesota to become Governor by lying about being a Navy SEAL He was not a SEAL, never in Vietnam, never in combat. He does not have the Combat Action Ribbon. He was a storekeeper on a ship that passed the Vietnam coastline so he was entitled to the Vietnam Service Medal. No big deal there.
Ventura bribed a guy during the primary election in the summer of 1998 and when complaints were filed against him he bribed officials to fix the investigation. This is all documented in my expose' book, ALWAYS CHEAT The Philosophy of Jesse Ventura. The release of my book in the spring of 2002 cancelled Ventura's plans to run for a second term as Minnesota Governor. Contact me for a complimentary book or get one from Amazon.com
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P.S. Why does Alex Jones keep lying about Ventura being a SEAL?
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Jesse Ventura - Michele Bachmann for President/VP 2016

Borrow against your 401K or take out a second mortage on your house or anything else and lets get them financed good for 2016!
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