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 all charges 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 suggested 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.