Kyle Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson during an interview on Fox News Monday night that his lawyers are in the process of going after individuals who slandered and libeled his reputation.
Carlson asked if Rittenhouse was planning on holding "…liars to account" who smeared him. These include politicians, media outlets and pundits.
Rittenhouse responded, "I have really good lawyers who are taking care of that right now."
Rittenhouse added, "So, I’m hoping one day there will be some, there’ll be accountability for their actions that they did."
Carlson asked in response, "Okay, so you’re intent on not… you’re not gonna let that go?"
Rittenhouse replied, "Like I said, really good lawyers are handling that."
Rittenhouse also slammed President Biden and former lawyers Lin Wood and John Pierce during the interview. Rittenhouse said Biden "defamed" his character and his former lawyers allegedly took advantage of him.
"It's actual malice defaming my character for him [President Biden] to say something like that," Rittenhouse told Carlson in response to Biden calling him a "white supremacist."
Carlson asked Rittenhouse what he would say to the President if given the opportunity in which Rittenhouse replied, "Mr. President, if I could say one thing to you I would urge you to go back and watch the trial and understand the facts before you make a statement."
On Friday, Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all counts including intentional homicide, homicide, attempted homicide, and two counts of reckless endangerment. The then 17-year-old was guarding a car dealership during last summer's Jacob Blake riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 25, 2020, when he was chased by protesters and ended up fatally shooting Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and injuring Gaige Grosskreutz.
Former Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann who famously settled a defamation suit against CNN, spoke to Rittenhouse on Sunday and has voiced that he thinks Rittenhouse should sue establishment news outlets to "hold the media accountable" after left-wing pundits rushed to judgment on the murder trial.
"The parallels between me and Kyle Rittenhouse are impossible not to draw," Sandmann wrote in a column for the Daily Mail amid jury deliberations where he reached out to lend support. "The way the media has treated you is terrible, and you don't have to face it alone," Sandmann said to Rittenhouse.
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