WWE Hall of Famer & Former Governor Jesse Ventura Wins $1.8 Million in Lawsuit Against Chris Kyle’s Estate

Mike Killam

Jesse VenturaWWE Hall of Famer Jesse Ventura won his case against Chris Kyle’s estate this week, to the tune of $500,000 in character defamation, and $1.3 million for unjust enrichment.

This verdict has been years in the making, garnering all kinds of media attention as the former Minnesota governor filed suit against the late Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL sniper who wrote disparaging things about Ventura in a book. When Chris was murdered in 2013 by a former marine, the case was placed on his widow, Taya Kyle. 

According to the story – which “The Body” vehemently denies – Ventura was knocked down outside of a bar in California, after making several comments about the U.S. war in Iraq. If there is any good news for the defending party, attorneys say that an insurance company, and not the Kyle family itself, will be paying out the $1.8 million. 

For what it’s worth, the former Governor has been extremely outspoken against U.S. occupation of the Middle East for years, stating in a recent interview, “We caused all of this. We caused it by destabilizing the Iraq government when we invaded and caused war, invaded the country, occupied it and overthrew its existing government.” 

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