Kyle Rittenhouse reveals intentions to take legal action against Whoopi Goldberg and other 'celebrities, politicians, and athletes'

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By stefan armitage

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Kyle Rittenhouse has announced his intentions to take legal actions against a list of "celebrities, politicians, and athletes".

The 19-year-old revealed his plans following comments made about him after he was found not guilty of first-degree intentional homicide (along with four other felony charges), after fatally shooting two men during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Washington.

Rittenhouse was 17 at the time of the shootings, which occurred during a demonstration against police brutality on August 25, 2020.

During a skirmish, the teenager shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz. The firearm used in the shootings was purchased for Rittenhouse by Dominick Black, who was dating his sister at the time.

The proceeding trial made headlines around the world, with a 12-person jury finding Rittenhouse not guilty on November 19, 2021.

Now, during an appearance on Monday night's Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News, the teenager has spoken out about his plans to sue a list of "celebrities, politicians, and athletes" for their coverage and comments regarding the shooting.

During the show, 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?"

To which he replied: "Well, right now we're looking at quite a few - politicians, athletes, celebrities, 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."

Back in November, following Rittenhouse being acquitted, Goldberg said on an episode of The View: "Even all the excuses in the world does not change the fact that three people got shot. Two people were murdered. To me it’s murder. I’m sorry."

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Rittenhouse also went on to name Cenk Uygur, who is the founder of The Young Turks.

"[Uygur] called me a murderer before verdict and continues to call me a murderer," Rittenhouse told Carlson.

The host then asked: "What about the people who called you a white supremacist? It makes it pretty hard to get a job for the rest of your life if you are a white supremacist. Will you be responding to them?"

To which the teenager replied: "Absolutely. We're going to hold everybody who lied about me accountable, such as everybody who lied called me a White supremacist. They're all going to be held accountable. And we're going to handle them in a courtroom.'

Rittenhouse appeared on the show to talk about the launch of his new initiative called 'The Media Accountability Project', which he says will hold "the media accountable for the lies they said and deal with them in court."

"I don't want to see anybody else have to deal with what I went through. 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," he added.

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Kyle Rittenhouse reveals intentions to take legal action against Whoopi Goldberg and other 'celebrities, politicians, and athletes'

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By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Kyle Rittenhouse has announced his intentions to take legal actions against a list of "celebrities, politicians, and athletes".

The 19-year-old revealed his plans following comments made about him after he was found not guilty of first-degree intentional homicide (along with four other felony charges), after fatally shooting two men during a 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha, Washington.

Rittenhouse was 17 at the time of the shootings, which occurred during a demonstration against police brutality on August 25, 2020.

During a skirmish, the teenager shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injured Gaige Grosskreutz. The firearm used in the shootings was purchased for Rittenhouse by Dominick Black, who was dating his sister at the time.

The proceeding trial made headlines around the world, with a 12-person jury finding Rittenhouse not guilty on November 19, 2021.

Now, during an appearance on Monday night's Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News, the teenager has spoken out about his plans to sue a list of "celebrities, politicians, and athletes" for their coverage and comments regarding the shooting.

During the show, 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?"

To which he replied: "Well, right now we're looking at quite a few - politicians, athletes, celebrities, 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."

Back in November, following Rittenhouse being acquitted, Goldberg said on an episode of The View: "Even all the excuses in the world does not change the fact that three people got shot. Two people were murdered. To me it’s murder. I’m sorry."

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Credit: Alamy / DPA Picture Alliance Archive

Rittenhouse also went on to name Cenk Uygur, who is the founder of The Young Turks.

"[Uygur] called me a murderer before verdict and continues to call me a murderer," Rittenhouse told Carlson.

The host then asked: "What about the people who called you a white supremacist? It makes it pretty hard to get a job for the rest of your life if you are a white supremacist. Will you be responding to them?"

To which the teenager replied: "Absolutely. We're going to hold everybody who lied about me accountable, such as everybody who lied called me a White supremacist. They're all going to be held accountable. And we're going to handle them in a courtroom.'

Rittenhouse appeared on the show to talk about the launch of his new initiative called 'The Media Accountability Project', which he says will hold "the media accountable for the lies they said and deal with them in court."

"I don't want to see anybody else have to deal with what I went through. 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," he added.

Featured image credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy