Published On: Fri, Aug 8th, 2014

Jesse Ventura fires back at Anderson Cooper, Sarah Palin, and Bill O’Reilly over Chris Kyle verdict

Anderson Cooper, Sarah Palin, and Bill O’Reilly have been critical of the jury’s verdict in Jesse Ventura’s recent lawsuit against the estate of Chris Kyle. Jesse Ventura explains that none of these pundits reviewed the actual evidence. He responds to these pundits on his podcast, “We the People with Jesse Ventura” available on iTunes and AdamCarolla.com

Jesse Ventura Off the Grid photoOne of the biggest misleading points fueled by Cooper, Palin, and O’Reilly is that Jesse Ventura’s award money is coming from Chris Kyle’s widow, Taya. However, this is completely false. The insurance company for Chris Kyle’s book publisher (HarperCollins) not only paid all fees associated with the trial, but will also be paying the full $1.8 million that the jury awarded Ventura.

“Anderson Cooper doesn’t know a thing about this case because he hasn’t seen one shred of actual evidence. And I did not sue a widow and her children…That suit took place January of 2012. He [Chris Kyle] did not die until February, I believe, of 2013. So when his wife, Taya, took over as executive of the estate, she knew the lawsuit was part of it. She knew that when she chose to do it. She didn’t have to come into the lawsuit. She made a choice to come into the lawsuit,” Jesse says about the case.

Ventura won a $1.8 million award from Kyle’s estate last month after a Minnesota jury found that Kyle defamed Ventura by making false claims in his best-selling memoir and unjustly profiting from the fabrication. Kyle wrote that he decked Ventura in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura allegedly said Navy SEALs “deserve to lose a few.”

After Kyle’s death, Ventura named Taya in the case. The judge Aug. 8 to uphold Ventura’s claims.

“…Anderson Cooper didn’t realize that she had insurance. Insurance paid for everything. I didn’t have insurance. I had to pay for everything myself. And he also doesn’t know that during settlement talks I offered to drop it for no money if they would simply give me back my reputation. Admit it was fabricated and we’d move on. They told me that wouldn’t happen. The only thing they would talk is money. They tried to buy me out of this; I wouldn’t take it because I wanted my reputation.”

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  1. dnttech says:

    Obviously, none of you have read the judge’s instructions to the jury. The judges’s instructions to the jury were simply, did Chris Kyle benefit from hitting the fool? The jury said, yes! Had Chris not mentioned the idiot by name on national television and radio, the issue would have been moot.

    Having read Chris’ book numerous times, the fact he punched “Scrufface,” was insignificant. The same can be said of the former governor.

  2. Mick says:

    Why are people mad at Ventura for winning the lawsuit, and not mad at Chris Kyle for lying in order to enrich himself? It also begs the question…what else was Chris Kyle lying about? For the answer to these questions…http://mpmacting.com/blog/

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