Kyle Rittenhouse on Monday said he is launching a project that seeks to hold news organizations accountable for their “lies.”
Rittenhouse, 19, who was acquitted in November 2021 of charges related to the shooting of three people during a night of riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020, shared details of his new initiative during an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“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,” the teenager said.
“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,” Rittenhouse said.
Rittenhouse said that the fund will help raise money for potential lawsuits, and that his team is currently weighing up suing “quite a few” politicians, athletes, and celebrities, including American actor and host of ABC News’ “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg.
“She called me a ‘murderer’ after I was acquitted by a jury of my peers. She went on to still say that,” Rittenhouse said.
Rittenhouse said The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur “continues to call me a ‘murderer,’” after his acquittal.
“We’re going to hold everybody who lied about me accountable, such as everybody who lied called me a white supremacist,” Rittenhouse said. “They’re all going to be held accountable. And we’re going to handle them in a courtroom.”
Rittenhouse was 17 when he shot three men, two fatally, with an AR-15 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 25, 2020. He was found not guilty on all charges on Nov. 19, 2021.
This is an excerpt from The Epoch Times.
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