During an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson this Monday, Kyle Rittenhouse slammed his former lawyer Lin Wood, as well as another former attorney John Pierce, saying they had both “taken advantage” of him.
Rittenhouse told Carlson that Pierce convinced him that it was “not a good idea” to go home immediately and said that he’d be “safer in jail” than with his family. He added that both Wood and Pierce were using him by “trying to raise money so they could take it for their own benefit” rather than get him out of jail.
He went on to say that he could have been out of jail as early as mid-September but his former lawyers wanted to use his incarceration as a fundraising tactic.
Rittenhouse, now 18, also accused Pierce of making the “blatantly false” claim that he was in an “unorganized militia.” He also claimed that he didn’t even know what a militia was before going to Kenosha.
“I always wanted to be extradited, and I had no problem with that. But he forgot to file the stay and he didn’t even know I was going,” Rittenhouse told Carlson. “So my attorney didn’t know I was going to jail, which is quite sickening because he should have known.”
Lin Wood is probably best known for being one of the primary public voices spreading conspiracy theories about the 2020 election. In a statement to The Daily Beast, he said that “somebody has fed Kyle misinformation, for whatever reason.”
Watch the video below:
Kyle Rittenhouse tells Tucker Carlson that Lin Wood and John Pierce could have bailed him out of jail in September but kept him in there until November to "raise money so they can take it for their own benefit. Not trying to set me free." pic.twitter.com/wejY86igiY
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 23, 2021