Former professional wrestler and current 9/11 truther Jesse Ventura has won a lawsuit vs. the widow of slain U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. A jury ruled Kyle’s book had defamed Ventura (even though the book doesn’t mention Ventura by name) and awarded him $1.8 million dollars. It’s a stunning and shameful outcome, and Glenn responded to the news on radio Wednesday morning.
TheBlaze reported via The Associated Press that “the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man whom he later identified as Ventura after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs ‘deserve to lose a few.’”
On radio, the guys were all very surprised by the outcome, as Ventura had to prove that Kyle, now deceased, intentionally lied and did so with malice – a high legal bar, especially for public figures.
“You could look at Jesse – he’s claiming defamation of his character,” Glenn said. “He has no character left.”
Glenn did, however, say that if you assume the outcome is right and Ventura was defamed by the deceased Chris Kyle, he should now return any of the money awarded to Kyle’s widow and children.
“It wasn’t about the money. It was about the truth,” Glenn said. “Let’s say he as a right to be angry here, and he wants to exact justice to make sure the record is straight, you are now going after a widow. You are going after his children. You are taking $1.8 million from a family who doesn’t have $1.8 million.”
“What happens to Jesse Ventura? Does this make him whole? Does this help his credibility? Does it make him a better character in anybody’s mind? Seriously, in anybody’s mind, does it make him a better man? A better man would say justice has been served. I do not need to exact vengeance.”