Kyle Rittenhouse is getting some extra legal muscle to help him go after “at least 10” defamation lawsuits against prominent figures and companies for comments against the teenager, Fox News reports.
Rittenhouse is bringing on Todd McMurtry, who represented Covington Catholic student Nicolas Sandmann during his defamation case in 2019.
“I’ve been hired to head the effort to determine whom to sue, when to sue, where to sue,” Todd McMurtry, who now represents Rittenhouse, told Fox News Digital in a phone interview Thursday morning. “We’re going to look at everything that’s been said, determine which of those comments are legally actionable and proceed from there.”
One of McMurty’s targets —Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
“Let’s just use for an example what Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg said about [Rittenhouse]. They said that he was involved in a mass murder incident,” McMurtry explained. “This was not a mass murder incident. It was clearly factually false.”
“To call somebody a mass murderer is seriously defamatory. And then to use the power of social media to basically … censor any views that would take opposition to that mass murderer statement is a serious effort to destroy his character. And it was seriously mistaken and seriously defamatory.”