Jesse Ventura Goes After Fellow SEAL's Wife In Lawsuit
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.