Rittenhouse: 'Really Good Lawyers' Are 'Taking Care of Defamation Lawsuits Right Now'
Teen's legal team is going after individuals who defamed him in the media
Kyle Rittenhouse has revealed that his team of "really good lawyers" is in the process of preparing defamation lawsuits against individuals who publicly smeared him.
Since his August 2020 arrest and throughout his trial this month, the media and public figures, including Democrat Joe Biden, have falsely tried to frame Rittenhouse as a "white supremacist" who acted out of "racism" when he shot three white men in self-defense.
Speaking during an interview on Fox News, host Tucker Carlson asked Rittenhouse if he was planning on holding “liars to account” who defamed him.
"I have really good lawyers who are taking care of that right now," Rittenhouse responded.
"So, I’m hoping one day there will be some, there’ll be accountability for their actions that they did,” Rittenhouse said.
"Okay, so you’re intent on not, you’re not gonna let that go?” Carlson pressed.
“Like I said, really good lawyers are handling that,” Rittenhouse asserted.
Kyle Rittenhouse says that his lawyers are "taking care of" defamation lawsuits "right now." pic.twitter.com/wOdDlPjbBa— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) November 23, 2021
On Friday afternoon, a jury found Rittenhouse not guilty of murder for fatally shooting two men and injuring a third during riots last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Now-18-year-old Rittenhouse lives in Antioch, a northern suburb of Chicago about 15 miles from Kenosha.
On August 25 of last year when he was 17, Rittenhouse decided to patrol the downtown Kenosha area alongside other armed men in order to protect a used car dealership from looting and vandalism.
The city had devolved into violent Black Lives Matter rioting over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man, by a white Kenosha police officer.
Rittenhouse took a medical kit and armed himself with a Smith & Wesson M&P15, which is an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle that police say his friend illegally bought for him.
While guarding the used car dealership, he was chased by an armed mob of rioters and ended up fatally shooting two people, Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injuring a third, Gaige Grosskreutz, out of self-defense.
Rittenhouse and the three men he shot are all white.
Rittenhouse was arrested and charged with five felony charges and one misdemeanor charge.
The most serious charge was intentional homicide, Wisconsin’s top murder charge, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.
The others were reckless homicide, attempted homicide, two counts of reckless endangerment, and being a minor illegally in possession of a firearm.
Last Monday, the judge dismissed the misdemeanor firearm charge, which was considered the easiest charge for the state to prove.
Previously, Rittenhouse was also charged with violating curfew, but that charge was also dismissed by the judge.