It appears that Kyle Rittenhouse has decided that it’s time that he becomes a millionaire and he has hired Attorney Todd McMurtry. If that name sounds familiar to you, it’s because he is the man that made Nicholas Sandmann a multi-millionaire. And it looks like he will do the same for Kyle. Actually, in many ways, Rittenhouse was defamed much worse than Sandmann ever was. Kyle was labeled as a mass murderer.
It appears that their number target will be Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Facebook is more vulnerable than CNN ever was with Sandmann. That is because not only did they label Kyle’s acts like mass murder, they censored anyone that called it self-defense. Didn’t anyone over there, check their facts or look at the readily available videos? That was a rhetorical question. Of course, they were trying to poison the public opinion ahead of a trial, but it did not work.
“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. 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.”
“Facebook has an outsized voice, they can do a lot of damage, as compared to somebody maybe who has a small blog with 100 subscribers. But we’re going to look at everything that we have access to and that’s been published, and decide which ones are actionable.”
McMurtry believes that Kyle has between ten and fifteen actionable cases against individuals and companies. I would expect that several of those who are sued will look to settle out of court, not only because it’s cheaper, but because of what a jury verdict and award would do to their reputation and prestige. In a settlement, they can add a non-disclosure agreement in the settlement. Not so with a jury decision.