Ventura, an actor, former Navy UDT diver, pro wrestler and host of “Conspiracy Theory,” asked a federal judge Monday to allow his defamation lawsuit against Kyle to go continue.
But to do that, the judge must now agree to designate a new defendant — Kyle’s wife, Taya. Kyle was killed in February along with his friend Chad Littlefield at a gun range near Glen Rose.
Ventura says Kyle defamed him in “American Sniper.” The book describes a 2006 bar fight in which Kyle says he clobbered someone named “Scruff Face,” later identified as Ventura.
Ventura, who has commented that he might run for president in 2016, says the fight never happened.
— Bill Miller