Chris Kyle’s widow, Taya Kyle, has asked The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn their verdict in the defamation lawsuit of former Governor Jesse Ventura.
Ventura was awarded $1.8 million in August after he sued the estate of the late “American Sniper” over a passage in his book in which Chris described a confrontation with him. In the book, Chris described confronting a man he called “Scruff Face,” who was later identified as Ventura, during the wake of a U.S. soldier being held at a bar in Iraq.
Chris wrote that he heard Ventura criticizing both the war and President Bush, so he punched him and knocked him down.
Chris Kyle was a legendary sniper in Iraq who was killed in 2013. His book was recently turned into a movie, which is set to be released on Christmas day.
Taya filed the appeal on Tuesday, and as is typical with appeals, she gave no further details.
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H/T: Star Tribune