Lance Armstrong Sued for Not Labeling Inspirational Autobiographies As Fiction

In this handout photo provided by the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah Winfrey (not pictured) speaks with Lance Armstrong during an interview regarding the controversy surrounding his cycling career January 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.  Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive no-holds-barred interview with Lance Armstrong, "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive," has expanded to air as a two-night event on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.  The special episode of "Oprah’s Next Chapter" will air Thursday, January 17 from 9-10:30 p.m. ET/PT (as previously announced) and Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
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Lance Armstrong is expected to get hit with an array of post-confession lawsuits, and now two California men have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of the many people who read his two autobiographies. Jonathan Wheeler, a professional chef, and Rob Stutzman, who served as deputy chief of staff for former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, say Armstrong and several publishers are guilty of fraud and false advertising. According to the complaint filed Tuesday, Stutzman isn’t happy about being tricked into reading. “Stutzman bought the book in California and read it cover to cover,” says the suit. “Although Stutzman does not buy or read many books, he found Armstrong’s book incredibly compelling and recommended the book to several friends.” Wheeler says this should be a “lesson” for Armstrong, but considering the number of lawsuits the disgraced cyclist is involved in, we doubt he’s even going to notice.

Lance Sued for Not Calling Autobiography Fiction