Kyle Rittenhouse is ready to make the media pay.
Rittenhouse and his lawyer Todd McMurtry appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight, saying that media and Big Tech personalities defamed him by calling him a murderer and white supremacist despite being acquitted of all charges in November 2021 homicide trial connected to his shooting of three people in Wisconsin.
According to The Washington Examiner:
“Certainly, Kyle was charged with a crime. News organizations are allowed to report on that,” McMurtry told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “But calling somebody a murderer in certain circumstances can be actionable.”
Rittenhouse said he is unable to get a job or go out in public without security.
“We’re going to make the media pay for what they did to me,” Rittenhouse told Carlson. “They made it hard for me to live a normal life. … I don’t think I’ll ever be able to work or get a job because I’m afraid an employer may not hire me.”
McMurty admitted that the first target is Meta and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
“Mark Zuckerberg announced in a videotape that what Kyle was involved in was a mass murder, and that’s clearly defamatory,” McMurtry said.
Rittenhouse’s attorney also said “I don’t know how the media can claim that they didn’t make a statement made up out of thin air without engaging in actual malice or, most certainly, negligence. I think we have some strong grounds to proceed.”