Jesse Ventura files lawsuit against Navy SEAL for libel

The former Minnesota governor is suing Chris Kyle for defamation and falsifying a story to sell books. Kyle recently published a memoir and in the book he claims he punched someone named "ScruffFace" during a bar fight. While publicizing his memoir, he claimed "ScruffFace" is Ventura.
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The former Minnesota governor is suing Chris Kyle for defamation and falsifying a story to sell books. Kyle recently published a memoir and in the book he claims he punched someone named "ScruffFace" during a bar fight. While publicizing his memoir, he claimed "ScruffFace" is Ventura.

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