Skip to comments.Jesse Ventura's defamation trial opens Tuesday in St. Paul
Posted on 07/08/2014 5:40:31 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
When a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history detailed his kills in a best-selling autobiography, he also included details about a 2006 incident in which he says he punched a guy he called "Scruff Face" -- later identified as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.
Ventura, a public figure with a tough-guy image, says the fight didn't happen, and he sued author Chris Kyle for defamation. The trial begins Tuesday in federal court in St. Paul, and it will be up to Ventura's attorneys to prove that Kyle's account about that night in a California bar was false -- and even more difficult, that Kyle knew it.
"Ventura is going to have to prove falsity ... but the harder part is proving actual malice," said Raleigh Levine, a law professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. "It has to do with what you know about the truth -- that you actually knew that what you were saying was false or that you recklessly disregarded the truth."
Besides sorting out what happened in the bar, jurors will have to assess whether Ventura's reputation was damaged and whether Kyle used Ventura's name to make a profit.
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For the record: Jesse “The Liar” Ventura was NEVER a Navy SEAL for one day in his life.
He was a UDT man at a time when plenty of Navy SEALs were dying in Vietnam.
They were NOT the same in the early 1970s, and Ventura was NEVER a Navy SEAL.
you mean the “action figure” I got as a birthday present
is not real? (says he was a navy seal )- LOL
“Near the end of his service in the Navy, Ventura began to spend time with the “Dago” chapter of the Mongols motorcycle club in San Diego. He would ride onto Naval Base Coronado on his Harley-Davidson wearing his Mongol colors”
Then there is this:
“Steven Bosacker, the chief of staff to Gov. Jesse Ventura, will plead not guilty Monday to a police citation for indecent conduct, his attorney said Friday”
This guy is another of the Minneapolis lgbt -Nazis’s
People can talk about their states representatives-
Pelosi,reid,barney Frank- but for just a small state WE have everyone BEAT!- electing -Franken,ventura,dayton-
McCollum-enabled by backstabbing RINO’s galore!!
Ventura needs to stay down in Mexico -along with his
drugged out son and ditzy wife- oh... want to get under
the “body’s skin?” just ask about his handicapped daughter
as a true concern for any child’s welfare...
he will NOT even acknowledge the child... hates Christians
a loser all the way around- rode with the Mongols?!
how did the Navy NOT court martial him!!
A source at the Naval Special Warfare Command states:
Our take is that Jesse Ventura is a SEAL. He even did his reserve time in SEAL Team ONE. He earned and wears the trident....Captain Larry Bailey is probably the best guy to talk to about this, but OFFICIALLY, we think its splitting hairs by Salisbury and the Navy considers Jesse Ventura as a former SEAL.. Hope that helps.
Captain Larry Bailey states:
JESSE VENTURA SEAL OR NOT?
Jesse Ventura went through UDT/SEAL Class 58 in 1970 and was assigned to UDT-12, where he spent three years (including three deployments fo Subic Bay, Philippines). As a UDT frogman, he operated in Viet Nam waters and earned the US Viet Nam Service Ribbon. He undoubtedly, like so may UDT men of that era, went ashore in Viet Nam for short periods of time. After he was released from active duty in 1973, he joined Reserve SEAL Team ONE. The point here is that all graduates of BUD/S are referred to within the Naval Special Warfare community as SEALs. They received the same training, whether they went to SEAL Teams or Underwater Demolition Teams. The case made by Commander Salisbury on Fox News Channel recently is without merit; Jesse Ventura is a SEAL by any definition.
Larry Bailey, Captain, USN (Ret.)
R.D. and Pam Russell, Co-Directors of Navel Special Warfare Archives state:
The official view point of the Archives is that Jesse was a SEAL. He completed BUD/S and the SEAL course in the desert. The west coast used UDT as a man power pool so they could pull people at any time without there being a training delay.
There you have it, three "official" statements, draw your own conclusions...
Ventura’s time and actions as governor did all the damage to his reputation
I think Ventura will wither under cross examination by Hulk Hogan.
The judge is going to piledrive him and then eat the turnbuckle padding.
I have no doubt Chris Kyle cold cocked you good Jesse. You are not fit to lick his boots and you mouthed off in the wrong bar on the wrong day. So own it like a man instead of suing a widow and taking food out of her kids mouths.
And suing the widow of a military veteran is somehow going to fix all this? If Jesse wins, people will magically think well of him again? Jesse Ventura is a complete jackass. I hope he loses and crashes into a tree on the way home.