Lance Armstrong is being sued for telling lies in a non-fiction book.
Armstrong, who admitted last week that he used performance enhancement drugs, is being sued for lying in his autobiography by two men in California. Bloomberg reports that Robert Stutzman and Jonathan Wheeler have filed a lawsuit against Armstrong saying that they would have never bought “It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life” if they were not mislead by Lance Armstrong.
Stutzman and Wheeler say that the disgraced cyclist also blatantly lied in his follow up book, “Every Second Counts,” when he denied using steroids.
The lawsuit reads:
“Both books have now been exposed as frauds … Armstrong now admits that without his use of banned performance enhancing drugs beginning in the mid-1990′s, he would not have won and continued to win cycling races, including seven consecutive Tour de France races.”
The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages from Lance Armstrong, the Penguin Group and Random house.
Stuzman and Wheeler aren’t the only one’s suing Lance for lying in his books. SCA Promotions is seeking $12 million in damages from Lance Armstrong. SCA, who paid Armstrong bonuses during his cycling career, said:
“While SCA is pleased that Mr Armstrong has finally come clean about his use of performance-enhancing drugs and shown the world that SCA was right all along, the fact remains that SCA suffered substantial damage as a result of Mr Armstrong misleading the world about his use of banned substances.”
According to Vibe, Lance won a $7.5 million lawsuit against SCA back in 2004 when the company refused to pay Armstrong his bonus due to suspicions over steroid use.
In addition to the lawsuits, at least one library has decided to move all of Lance Armstrong’s books into the fiction section.