Kyle Rittenhouse revealed plans to sue the media outlets and pundits who called him a “murderer” or “white supremacist” in the coverage preceding his trial and subsequent acquittal.
Rittenhouse two men and wounded a third during confrontations amid anti-police protests in Kenosha in August 2020. He testified that he acted in self-defense. A jury acquitted him of all charges in November.
Rittenhouse told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he wants to hold major media outlets and figures “accountable,” specifically naming The View cohost Whoopi Goldberg.
“We are looking at quite a few politicians, celebrities, athletes, Whoopi Goldberg is on the list. She called me a murderer after I was acquitted by a jury of my peers. She went on to still say that, and there’s others,” Rittenhouse said.
“We’re going to hold everybody who lied about me accountable, such as everybody who lied called me a White supremacist,” he added.”
“They’re all going to be held accountable. And we’re going to handle them in a courtroom.”