Two people who read Armstrong’s book It’s Not About The Bike, have filed a suit against him and the publishers in federal court, claiming that they were duped and the book is a fraud based on lies and false advertising. The suit is asking for refunds and other costs.
Rob Stutzman, a public affairs consultant in California, and Jonathan Wheeler, a professional chef, filed the suits on Tuesday. They both read the book and learned that the “non-fiction” work actually contained falsehoods; most notably that Armstrong didn’t dope.
The two men and a nation found out that Armstrong had in fact doped for more than a decade, but in the book, Armstrong denies drug usage and instead boasts his legend as an athlete who overcame cancer to win the Tour de France.