After a jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in a judgement against the estate of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL-founded apparel company Forged jumped into action to help raise funds for Kyle’s widow, Taya.
Forged created the “Legend” T-shirt to honor Chris Kyle, with all proceeds going to the Taya Kyle and the Kyle estate “to offset the financial burden that she and her family are now faced with, as a result of ignorant pride.” A statement on the company’s website reads:
In light of recent events involving a sucker punch (court settlement) to the face of our very dear friend, Taya Kyle, widow of the late Chris Kyle (American Sniper), Forged has made it a priority to offset the financial burden that she and her family are now faced with, as a result of ignorant pride.
Our mission to help Taya embodies the very essence of why we created Forged so many years ago. This is the fuel that fires the Brotherhood. When a Brother falls, his family must be taken care of. There is no specific foundation or organization established for this type of travesty. It is our duty as patriots, Brothers, and moral human beings to stand up and help support one of our Brother’s family in this unjust situation.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry received his “Legend” T-shirt, and Marcus Luttrell posted a photo to Twitter this afternoon.