Armstrong Sued Over Lies in His 'Non-Fiction' Books

Readers claim they were falsely advertised as non-fiction: suit

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 24, 2013 1:40 AM CST

(Newser) – Lance Armstrong's PR troubles continue to spiral: Now two readers are suing him over lies in his allegedly non-fiction books. It's Not About the Bike and Every Second Counts were marketed as true stories, but "defendants knew or should have known these books were works of fiction," the lawsuit says. The plaintiffs are hoping to turn the California suit into a class-action case, calling for refunds among other costs, USA Today reports. In It's Not About the Bike, Armstrong denies doping. Had the plaintiffs, a chef and a public affairs consultant, known "the true facts concerning Armstrong's misconduct," they'd never have bought the book, the suit says.

Lance Armstrong listens as he is interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in Austin, Texas.
Lance Armstrong listens as he is interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in Austin, Texas.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns, File)
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