Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen who was aquited of homicide charges after shooting two people who were attacking him in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has a list of celebrities, athletes, and media outlets that he plans on suing for defamation as they continue to lie about him.
He announced his plans to sue the group of A-listers, athletes, and media outlets earlier this week.
“Me and my team have decided to launch The Media Accountability Project as a tool to help fundraise and hold the media accountable for the lies they said and deal with them in court,” Rittenhouse said Monday on Fox News.
“Whoopi Goldberg is on the list,” he said, “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, don’t forget about Cenk [Uygur] from the Young Turks. He called me a murderer before [the] verdict and continues to call me a murderer.”
Cenk Uygur, the founder of the Young Turks show, is on the list since he ‘continues to call me a ‘murderer.”
The Young Turks show is a liberal and left-wing news commentary show on YouTube that appears on selected television channels.
“We are going to hold everybody who’s lied about me accountable,” Rittenhouse said. “Such as…everybody’s who’s lied, called me a white supremacist. They’re all gonna be held accountable and we’re going to handle them in a courtroom.”
Lebron James is included in that list after he mocked the teen while on the stand.
Rittenhouse had said he stopped rooting for the Lakers after James’s tweet.
‘I liked LeBron,’ Rittenhouse said in December on The BlazeTV. ‘And, then I’m like, ‘You know what, f–k you, LeBron.”
‘I was a Lakers’ fan too, before he said that,’ he added.
Last November, the 18-year-old was found not guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and other charges and walked out of court a free man but that hasn’t stopped a retinue of high profile people from continuing to lie about him.
At the time, Rittenhouse’s lawyer, Mark Richards, said he was dismayed by Biden’s depiction of him as a white supremacist.
‘I’ve never had a case, I don’t think I ever will, where within two days or three days of one another, you know, the President and the presidential candidate comment on it. And both of them had such different beliefs,’ Richards said.
‘President Biden said some things, I think are so incorrect and untrue — he is not a white supremacist. I’m glad that he at least respects the jury verdict.’
‘I don’t want to see anybody else have to deal with what I went through,’ he added. ‘So I want to hold them accountable for what they did to me, because I don’t want to see anybody have to go through what I went through.’
It is completely unacceptable that these elites feel they have the right to continue to defame Rittenhouse after he was acquitted of all charges. A jury found him not guilty. He’s not a white supremacist. He’s not a murderer.
He was a kid who was attacked by violent felons. He did not pull the trigger until he was on the ground and they were about to kill him. It was declared self-defense.
They continue to use defamation against him and it’s past time they are held accountable for their irresponsible actions.
Definition of defamation
law: the act of communicating false statements about a person that injure the reputation of that person: the act of defaming another: CALUMNY
defamation of character
a defamation lawsuit