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Kyle Rittenhouse launches media, Hollywood accountability effort

Kyle Rittenhouse is launching a media accountability project targeting what he describes as lies of American media, Hollywood, athletes, and some political figures.

In November 2021, Rittenhouse was found innocent in the death of three people during the August 2020 riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He was immediately labeled a “white Supremacist” “racist” and “murderer” by news outlets and even then-candidate Joe Biden.

News reporting of the time got almost all aspects of the case wrong, and continued to publish or broadcast false news even after they had been corrected by court testimony and facts.

Rittenhouse 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, in Kenosha on Aug. 25, 2020. He was found not guilty on all charges on Nov. 19, 2021.

During the 2020 incident, Rittenhouse shot and killed Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum before wounding Gaige Grosskreutz in the midst of riots and arson attacks following the officer-involved shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha. It came after months of left-wing riots and unrest that were sparked by the killing of George Floyd in May 2020.

The demonstrations turned violent with people burning dozens of buildings, looting stores and attacking law enforcement. Rittenhouse and his friend, Dominick Black, joined a group to protect a used car lot on the night of Aug. 25, 2020.


–Wire services