Kyle Rittenhouse claims that Johnny Depp’s legal triumph over Amber Heard is “fueling” his desire to pursue his own defamation lawsuits.
Rittenhouse was acquitted of five charges in November 2021, including first-degree murder, after fatally shooting two men and injuring a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020. Rittenhouse and his mom, Wendy Rittenhouse, have blamed a number of people for “defaming” him, ranging from President Joe Biden to news sources and celebrities.
Rittenhouse intimated that he could sue media companies in February, telling Tucker Carlson of Fox News that he was organizing The Media Accountability Project to raise funds to prosecute politicians, celebrities, and athletics. Despite his acquittal, Rittenhouse said “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg and “The Young Turks” founder Cenk Uygur were “on his list” of individuals to sue for branding him a “murderer.”
“The official fundraising vehicle for helping Kyle Rittenhouse hold the worst offenders in our activist media accountable in court,” according to the organization’s website. It also sells a variety of items, such as shirts with the phrase “Accountability Is Coming” on them.
Rittenhouse did not name any of the media outlets he intended to sue at the time, said report.
Rittenhouse praised the jury for acquitting Depp in his defamation action over the artist’s ex-wife, Amber Heard. Both Amber and Johnny Depp were judged to be defamed by the jury, but Depp was granted more money – $15 million.
“‘The jury gave me my life back.’ ‘Truth never perishes,’ – Johnny Depp. I felt that! Congratulations to Johnny and his team on his defamation suit “Rittenhouse sent out a tweet.
In a separate tweet, he stated that he will be making “a new announcement” concerning his defamation cases shortly and that people should “keep an eye on Fox News” and The Media Accountability Project’s website “for more this week.”
“Johnny Depp trial is just fueling me, you can fight back against the lies in the media, and you should!” Rittenhouse sent out a tweet.
Rittenhouse, for one, has been a hero on the right, lionized as a conqueror over the mass press since his acquittal. Former President Donald Trump, as well as members of Congress Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz, and Marjorie Taylor Greene, praised him.
The recent statements of Rittenhouse’s come alongside Rittenhouse’s past statements about what he plans to do to the media figures that slandered him. Speaking to Fox, for example, Rittenhouse told how he was going to take action against those who continue to call him a ‘murderer’ despite his acquittal, saying:
“We are 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 say that. And there’s others”.
Fox’s Carlson 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.”
“Absolutely’, Rittenhouse responded. “We’re going to hold everybody who lied about me accountable, such as everybody who lied called me a White supremacist,’ Rittenhouse said in response. ‘They’re all going to be held accountable. And we’re going to handle them in a courtroom.”
So Rittenhouse is poised to take major action against his enemies. Let’s hope it goes well.
This story syndicated with permission from Frank at Crankers.com