Readers of Armstrong book sue over denial of drug use

Lance Armstrong
Posted at 5:36 PM, Jan 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-24 17:36:00-05

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-- Readers of Lance Armstrong's two books detailing his cycling accomplishments are suing the disgraced athlete and his publishers because of his denials of drug use.

A lawsuit was filed in federal court in Sacramento on Tuesday by several consumers who bought the best-selling books, including Rob Stutzman, who served as an aide to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The lawsuit seeks class action status.

The lawsuit accuses Armstrong of fraud, false advertising and several other allegations for denying he used performance enhancing drugs while winning multiple Tour de France cycling races.

The plaintiffs said they were duped into believing that "It's Not About The Bike" or "Every Second Counts" were real-life, inspirational accounts of Armstrong's accomplishments.

Armstrong admitted to cheating throughout his career in a televised interview last week.