“American Sniper” Chris Kyle’s Widow Set To Appeal Verdict

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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

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