Kyle Rittenhouse, a teen who became well known after he shot and killed at a racial protest in Wisconsin, is now suing Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and a couple of other famous people for what appears to be defamation.
Why Is Kyle Rittenhouse Suing LeBron James?
Kyle Rittenhouse is planning to sue LeBron James after the basketball pro allegedly defamed him on social media, reports said Thursday.
Rittenhouse announced plans to sue a host of A-listers and media organizations earlier this week but has since added James to the list because the sport’s great made fun of him on Twitter during his November trial last year, TMZ reported.
Rittenhouse announced the creation of The Media Accountability Project on Monday and said it’ll be used to fund legal battles against media organizations and A-listers who called him a “murderer” and spread “lies” about him before and after he was acquitted.
“I don’t want to see anybody else have to deal with what I went through,” he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, adding that he is looking “at quite a few politicians, celebrities, athletes” and “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,” he said. “And there’s others, don’t forget about Cenk [Uygur] from ‘The Young Turks.’ He called me a murderer before verdict and continues to call me a murderer.”