Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who was acquitted of murder last week after shooting and killing two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during civil unrest last year, said no money was exchanged between him or his lawyers and Fox News for an interview. high profile. and documentary series with primetime host Tucker carlsonTucker Carlson Rittenhouse says Biden defamed his character when he linked him to white supremacists Former Trump official hits conservatives who score ‘cheap political points’ in Rittenhouse’s verdict Two Fox News contributors resigned over Tucker Carlson’s documentary from the January 6 PLUS.
“Well, actually, with Fatigue, them reached out of for us and them wanted for film to documentary film, there was no money “Rittenhouse said during an interview with NewsNation’s Ashleigh Banfield, the transcript of which was shared with The Hill on Tuesday.”AND us Never even speak upon money, and Never even … and that Never was brought out of … that was upon commemorating me history. AND with the donors who donated I no to believe I should them to political position, but I do should them to enormous Thank you you.”
Banfield had asked Rittenhouse about suggestions of critics who agreed to have a documentary team integrated with him during the trial “was an integral part of raising money “.
Last week, a top Carlson producer rejected similar allegations.
“Neither FOX News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight nor FOX Nation’s Tucker Carlson Originals paid for any access, filming rights, legal fees or made any other payments in the production of the episode in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial,” said senior executive producer. Justin Wells in a statement.
During the extensive interview with Carlson, whose Nielsen rating data shows that more than 5 million people around the world watched, Rittenhouse criticized his former attorneys for what he said was an effort to take advantage of him and his case and said he believed President BidenJoe BidenRittenhouse says Biden defamed his character when he linked him to white supremacists Man charged with threatening Congress sentenced to 19 months in prison 91 House Democrats ask Senate to expand immigration protections in the U.S. bill Biden expenses PLUS has defamed his character by linking him to white supremacy during the 2020 presidential campaign.
“It’s real malice, to smear my character, for him to say something like that,” Rittenhouse said.
In an exclusive interview with NewsNation’s Ashleigh Banfield, Kyle Rittenhouse says he never intended to pose with the Proud Boys and blamed his former attorneys for introducing them.
Watch the full interview tonight on ‘Banfield’ at 10 / 9C.
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During the interview with Banfield, which is scheduled to air in its entirety Tuesday night on NewsNation, Rittenhouse addressed a photo of himself doing what many consider a white supremacist hand gesture in a bar with the Proud Boys. , an incident in which he said he was misled. in by his former attorneys.
“I found out they were Proud Boys when I saw the headlines,” Rittenhouse said. saying Banfield. “I thought it was just a bunch of builder types based on their appearance.”
Rittenhouse said he fired his former attorneys “for putting me in situations like that with people I disagree with.”
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