Kyle Rittenhouse told Fox News host Tucker Carlson Monday night he is looking at filing defamation lawsuits against several notable media figures over comments they made about him regarding his homicide trial in Kenosha, Wis., last fall.
According to the teen, The Young Turks’ Ceng Urgur and “The View” co-host Whoopie Goldberg have referred to him as a murderer even after he was found not guilty by a jury following charges that he murdered two men in the summer of 2020 during a protest that turned into a riot.
Rittenhouse said he wants to hold “everybody” accountable who lied about him including politicians, athletes, celebrities, and others.
To open the segment, Carlson said that “for over a year, media outlets in this country lied about Kyle Rittenhouse in an effort to have put behind bars for the rest of his life. They called him a white supremacist, which he is not. They told us he crossed states lines with an AR-15, which he did not, and therefore he was a terrorist.”
“White supremacy – no one he shot was not white, everyone involved in the story was white, of course, but it’s white supremacy,” Carlson went on. “They’re lying to put the kid in prison for the rest of his life. What they just told you there are lies. Rittenhouse’s mother didn’t drive him across state lines with an AR-15, he borrowed the gun from a friend in Wisconsin.
“He lived about 15 minutes from Wisconsin. He worked in Wisconsin. So, the question is, after a full year of watching these people lie in order to imprison a kid for the rest of his life, who’s going to hold the liars accountable?” Carlson said.
Towards the end of the segment, Carlson asked Rittenhouse, “You have a lot of potential targets to sue yourself. Will you be suing any of these news organizations, and if so when?”
“We’re 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 to still say that,” Rittenhouse responded.
“Don’t forget about Cenk from ‘The Young Turks,’” Rittenhouse continued. “He called me a murderer before the verdict and continues to call me a murderer.”
Rittenhouse also said that he is going to “absolutely” hold individuals who called him a white supremacist “accountable.”
Watch that portion of the interview here:
TUCKER: "Will you be suing any news organizations?"
KYLE RITTENHOUSE: "We're looking at quite a few, politicians, athletes, celebrities, Whoppi Goldberg is on the list, she called me a murderer after I was acquitted… So is Cenk [Uyhur] from the Young Turks." pic.twitter.com/MULZf38Vkf
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