Readers Sue Lance Armstrong For Book Refunds

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Lance Armstrong is facing a class-action lawsuit from readers of his autobiography who want their money back after his doping confession.

The disgraced cyclist spent years denying the cheating allegations, but recently when public with his confession in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey during which he admitted to taking illicit drugs to win cycling races.

Armstrong who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles is now facing a lawsuit from fans who bought his 2000 book It’s Not About The Bike: My Journey Back To Life.

The lawsuit, filed at federal court in California, names Armstrong and his book publishers as defendents and claims the plaintiffs were duped into buying the book, as well as, the 2003 follow up, Every Second Counts.

The readers accuse Armstrong of fraud and false advertising for marketing the books as works of fact, rather than fiction, according to CNN.con.  The plaintiffs are demanding “statutorily permissible damages, attorneys’ fees, expenses and costs.”

I don’t see where this is even necessary, but when folks see money… they’re going to go for it.  We can expect to see many more lawsuits going forward.  I hope Lance has a pot to piss in after all of this is over and done with.  Share your thoughts.  Is this justified or plain ole greed?

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4 Responses to “Readers Sue Lance Armstrong For Book Refunds”

  1. Clearly justified!!!! I would want my money back. If you bought an expensive bag and found out a year later that the nordstrom in your area was selling fake bags, wouldn’t you wanna sue.

  2. I think it is justified. Especially as a nonfiction book. He would have done better creating a nonfiction book based loosely off his life. They probably would have still found a reason to sue, though.

  3. oh shoot. keebs and cuzo going for lance’s head!!

  4. I don’t care about it too much, though. I can understand why they want to sue

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