Former U.S. Navy SEAL and “Lone Survivor” author Marcus Luttrell responded harshly to Jesse Ventura’s $1.8 million legal victory against “American Sniper” Chris Kyle’s estate in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
In a meme featuring the former Minnesota governor, Luttrell made it clear where he stands on the issue.
The post had more than 66,500 likes and over 43,000 shares as of Wednesday evening.
He later uploaded two more memes bashing Ventura. He also wrote, "I don't want to formally say anything because I don't want to get sued but this about sums it up..."
It's safe to say Luttrell, who was close to Chris Kyle and remains close with his family, would like to say a lot more than what is written in these memes.
As previously reported by TheBlaze, Ventura claims Kyle deliberately lied about punching him at a bar after he said the Navy SEALs deserved to "lose a few." Ventura sued Kyle for defamation and continued to pursue the lawsuit even after Kyle died in 2013. He has been strongly criticized for not dropping the lawsuit out of respect for his widow and children after Kyle was murdered.
A jury awarded Ventura $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday after six days of deliberations. Before he died, Kyle said in videotaped testimony that his story was accurate.
Ventura was asked what he planned to do with the nearly $2 million settlement on Wednesday, to which he replied, "pay my lawyers."