Skip to comments.Jesse Ventura: Donít feel sorry for Chris Kyleís widow, Iím the victim here
Posted on 07/30/2014 10:29:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Jesse Ventura, Minnesotas former governor, won his lawsuit against the late Navy SEAL and American Sniper author Chris Kyle on Tuesday. He claimed he was defamed in that book and, while a jury agreed, the vainglorious former wrestler-turned-politician-turned-conspiracy-buff has not exactly comported himself in a fashion that elicits much sympathy.
After having been awarded nearly $2 million to be paid by the late servicemans widow, one might assume that Ventura would simply slip away and enjoy his victory. It seems, however, Venturas narcissism prevented him from taking the tasteful approach here.
In an appearance on CBS News This Morning on Wednesday, Ventura engaged in an amateurish attempt to manipulate your emotions by simply insisting rather forcefully that you should not feel sorry for the women who lost her husband to an assassins bullet who now has to pay millions to a professional self-promoter with a tenuous grasp on reality. Instead, Ventura insisted that he is the victim here.
Taya Kyle had all her attorney fees paid by insurance, Ventura noted. I did not.
Im already damaged, Ventura said when asked if he had hurt his reputation by seeking restitution even after Kyles death. I cant go to a SEAL reunion anymore. That was the one place where I always felt safe. I cant go there anymore without looking over my shoulder now wondering who is going to come after me next.
After seeking sympathy for the consequences of his own actions, Ventura reassured the audience that he has not emerged from this episode unscathed.
Lacking any empathy or courtesy, Ventura was asked what he planned to do with the winnings after noting that they come at the expense of a widow with two children. Pay my lawyers, Ventura said. His response was met with a shocked pause. I didnt have an insurance company paying the freight for me. I had to pay my own.
Finally, Ventura promised the CBS hosts that his crusade to further damage his already shoddy reputation would not end here. Asked if he planned any future legal action around this defamation issue, Ventura promised to visit HarperCollins the publisher of American Sniper presumably to seek further damages over what he alleged and a jury agreed was an unfounded claim.
What a small man.
What a pig. Was Ventura really a SEAL, or a Navy frogman?
Is he basically admitting that Kyle "came after him", which is what he disputed in his law suit?
I liked Jesse and still do.
Ventura needs to shut up and quit trying to defend his stupidity. It only makes him sound stupider.
Birds of a feather? Boa?
Ventura is dead to me.
Everywhere he goes for the rest of his life people should look at him and rub their eyes and pretend to cry!
Ventura is mentally ill and has been for years!
Those were his buddies right? Turns out not and for good reason.
ThankJesse may figure, well, I don’t really know how to make friends, but I sure as hell know how to make enemies. Its a gift.
No sympathy. Hey, Jesse; no women, no kids.
No one feels sorry for you a-hole.
I’ll tell you why I don’t DISlike him instead:
Justice is supposed to be blind. Jesse got his justice despite the fact he was robbed by fate when his detractor was killed.
Jesse didn’t decide the verdict, neither did the judge. A jury decided. That’s the system.
Jesse didn’t sue a widow and her children. He sued the estate of somebody who caused him some sort of pain and damage. The women and the children had nothing to do with it — except they were the holder of the Estate Jesse was suing.
The fact that the estate was insured (apparently) for errors and omissions on the book is irrelevant. Had she had zero $, and no insurance, Jesse still had the right to sue. I must respect that right and that verdict.
I refuse to knowingly be a hypocrite. Some of you gnashed your teethe and pulled your beards when OJ Simpson was found not guilty, but then you cheer and congratulate yourself and the system when Joe Blow Blackguy is executed over the course of 4 hours for a heinous crime he committed and found guilty by a very same jury.
I tell you I like him for the very same reason I told everybody I like Ronald Reagan when those around me were saying horrible things about him, or I tell family at large gatherings I like Sarah Palin when they start in on her in the horrible liberal fashion of today. I tell you for the very same reason I stood up on a bus with 6 or 7 black adults and said I like George W. Bush and I think he’s intelligent and good for the nation — after they were all Jollying and laughing while telling ‘he’s so dumb’ Jokes about George W. Bush.
I coulda sworn I saw some dude on Fox the other day claiming that he witnessed Ventura hit the ground. Was he not in court? and why not?
Jessie sounds pretty lame complaining he can’t go to a SEAL reunion. After his days in wrestling, to use just one person as a reason to think someone might want to take on Jessie the Body on sounds kinda frilly.
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