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Irked readers sue Armstrong after drugs admission

Published on Jan 25, 2013 6:25 AM

SACRAMENTO, California (AFP) - Two readers once inspired by Lance Armstrong's books and now irked by his confession of doping are suing the disgraced cyclist in a California court.

Public affairs consultant Rob Stutzman and chef Jonathan Wheeler say they want their money back in the wake of Armstrong's "ignominious public exposure and fall from glory," in a lawsuit filed in a United States district court on Tuesday.

The two claim they and others "would not have purchased the books had they known the true facts concerning Armstrong's misconduct and his admitted involvement in a sports doping scandal." The lawsuit also names several publishing firms involved in the production of Armstrong's books It's Not About the Bike and Every Second Counts.

"Stutzman bought the book in California and read it cover to cover," the lawsuit said.

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