Kyle Rittenhouse says he’s going to sue Whoopi Goldberg and other 'politicians, celebrities, athletes'

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Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen who was acquitted of all charges in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Kenosha, Wis., appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight Monday where he announced plans to sue individuals and media companies for negative coverage of him. Rittenhouse had traveled to Kenosha with an assault-style rifle and subsequently shot and killed two protesters in the summer of 2020.

Rittenhouse says he and his team have launched the Media Accountability Project to fundraise and take media companies and individuals to court "for the lies they said" about him. He mentioned The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks by name but was otherwise vague about who his potential targets might be.

"Right now we're looking at quite a few," Rittenhouse said. "Politicians, celebrities, athletes. Whoopi Goldberg's on the list. She called me a murderer after I was acquitted by a jury of my peers. She went on to still say that. And there's others. Don't forget about Cenk Uygur from The Young Turks. He called me a murderer before the verdict and continues to call me a murderer."

Some have accused Rittenhouse of being a white supremacist. While out on bail, prosecutors said he flashed a white power sign at a bar. Rittenhouse also said he plans to sue anyone who made the assertion that he's a white supremacist.

“We are going to hold everybody who's lied about me accountable," Rittenhouse said. "Such as…everybody's who's lied, called me a white supremacist. They're all gonna be held accountable and we're going to handle them in a courtroom."

Tucker Carlson Tonight airs weeknights at 8 p.m. on Fox News Channel.

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