(MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE) Defying predictions of a slew of legal observers, Jesse Ventura won his defamation suit in U.S. District Court in St. Paul on Tuesday, but in his first U.S. interview afterward, he said he had “mixed emotions” about his victory.
“I am overjoyed that my reputation was restored which is what this whole lawsuit is all about,” the former Minnesota governor told the Star Tribune in a face-to-face interview in downtown Minneapolis.
“But the emotion is [about] what’s been taken from me. I can’t go to UDT [Underwater Demolition Team]-SEAL reunions anymore because that was the place I always felt safe, and who will be next to throw me under the bus? I’d have to spend my time looking over my shoulder.”
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