Armstrong Sued By Book Buyers Following Confession
By Jackie Willis
Trouble is still finding Lance Armstrong as two men who bought the cyclist's book prior to his doping confession to Oprah Winfrey are suing Armstrong, saying they "would not have purchased the books had they known the true facts concerning Armstrong’s misconduct and his admitted involvement in a sports doping scandal."
A Republican political consultant in Sacramento, Rob Stutzman, and a professional chef, Jonathan Wheeler, filed a federal class-action lawsuit in California on Tuesday against the 41-year-old athlete, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles late last year, theLos Angeles Timesreports. "Stutzman bought the book in California and read it cover to cover. Although Stutzman does not buy or read many books, he found Armstrong’s book incredibly compelling and recommended the book to several friends," the lawsuit reads (via LA Times).
Stutzman even met Armstrong while serving with former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005, and reportedly thanked the cyclist for being an inspiration. Wheeler was also "so impressed" with Armstrong's book that he bought the second one.