Lance Armstrong sued over lies in books

January 23, 2013|By Dave Rosenthal

I was kidding when I said that Lance Armstrong ought to pay me back for wasting time and money on his book "It's Not About the Bike." But others who have taken offense at Armstrong's years of lies about using performance enhancing drugs have taken the issue a step further.

USA Today reports that two readers of Armstrong's book have sued him and his publishers, claiming the book is a fraud based on lies and false advertising. The suit filed in U.S. District Court in California seeks class-action status on behalf of other readers and asks for refunds and other costs. 

"Defendants knew or should have known these books were works of fiction," the suit states, according to USA Today. The plaintiffs added that they would not have bought the books if they had known "the true facts concerning Armstrong's misconduct."

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