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Ventura passage to be cut from book


By STEVE KARNOWSKI
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Publisher HarperCollins says it will remove a passage from best-seller "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against book author Chris Kyle.

A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday, finding that a section of the book defamed Ventura.

Kyle, a former Navy SEAL regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, wrote that he decked Ventura at a California bar in 2006 after Ventura made offensive comments about SEALs. Ventura testified the confrontation never happened.

HarperCollins spokeswoman Erin Crum told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the passage will be removed.

Kyle was slain at a Texas gun range last year.

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chikengirl101 July 30 2014 at 11:21 AM

Ventura should be ashamed

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WT July 30 2014 at 11:32 AM

Sure Jesse.... let's play kick the widow.

Ventura is an ass. Rot in hell.

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jfsinc1929 July 30 2014 at 11:43 AM

Ventura is a pig. So sad!

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Billy Rogers July 30 2014 at 11:39 AM

Wow...what a man! He got his butt kicked by being "Crazy Jesse" and then he 'sued that evil widow' and By God showed her. What a man! And now Jesse's ego demands that the passage in the book be removed so no one EVER know he got his butt kicked by a Seal. What a man! Hey, we need more Jesses in this country who stand up for their right be get butt kicked and then sue to soothe the fragile ego they carry. What a man!

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jnel713 July 30 2014 at 11:40 AM

Ventura is mentally unstable and was when Governor of Minnesota. We really elect the winners...Ventura and Franken....so embarrassing.

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Maggies July 30 2014 at 11:18 AM

Kyle shoud have made one more shot before his passing

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bartender204 July 30 2014 at 11:23 AM

Someone lied about Ventura, he sued. Where's the problem ?

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stock market July 30 2014 at 11:31 AM

I have doubts about Ventura's honesty. He is always seeking headlines. If it is true he has to pay his attorney the money he was granted, he picked a money hungry attorney.

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bigshadyobama July 30 2014 at 11:34 AM

VENTURA/NUGENT 2016

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darkcloudstonite July 30 2014 at 1:04 PM

Congratulations to Ventura for clearing his name and setting the record straight

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