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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Jesse Ventura Wins Lawsuit Against the Estate of a Navy SEAL

Jesse VenturaJesse Ventura has won his lawsuit against the estate of a Navy SEAL. Ventura says that the man wrote a book that included a false story that he punched out Ventura for making a negative comment about the Navy SEALs. Ventura won a $1.8 million verdict, and is now the target of criticism due to concerns of how the wife and children of the deceased man will be provided for after such a large hit to the estate. However, Ventura, also a former Navy SEAL, maintains that this suit was about the truth and clearing his name from the allegation of treason.

See, Jesse Ventura: No Regret Over Suing Widow of Navy SEAL, CBS News, July 30, 2014.


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