The Supreme Court has rebuffed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura’s bid for reinstatement of a $1.8 million verdict in his defamation case against the estate of slain Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle.
The former Minnesota governor claimed Kyle made up a story about punching him in the face at a bar in his autobiography, even though Ventura was never mentioned by name in that book.
On Monday, U.S. Supreme Court denied Ventura’s attempts to reinstate the defamation case against Chris Kyle, his family, and his estate.
Jesse Ventura loses appeal to reinstate $1.8 million award in defamation case against ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle and his estate pic.twitter.com/7UxWASxTpT
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