Lance Armstrong’s legal troubles are far from over. The latest to seek legal redress for his doping lies are readers who purchased his biography, only to later learn his words of inspiration were fabrications.
“Throughout the book, defendant Armstrong repeatedly denies that he ever used banned substances before or during his professional cycling career,” states the suit, which was filed in federal court in California earlier this week. The suit focuses on Armstrong’s book, “It’s Not About the Bike” but also mentions his other one, “Every Second Counts,” according to a CNN report.
Plaintiffs are trying to recoup the costs of buying the book.
The suit says plaintiffs specifically bought Mr. Armstrong’s book “based upon the false belief that they were true and honest works of nonfiction when, in fact, defendants knew or should have known that these books were works of fiction.”
Armstrong’s recent Oprah Winfrey show admission of doping may have opened the doors to plenty of litigation, legal experts say.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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