In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo this Friday, the defense attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse said he had to throw Fox News’ Tucker Carson’s film crew “out of the room several times” during the trial as they were filming a documentary.
Fox News plans to air a documentary on Fox Nation in December that will include behind-the-scenes footage of Rittenhouse’s trial. It will also contain excerpts of an interview Carlson is set to have with Rittenhouse on Monday.
Attorney Mark Richards told Cuomo on Friday that the film crew was a “definite distraction” and said he did “not approve” of it.
“I don’t think a film crew is appropriate for something like this but the people raising the money to pay for the experts and to pay for the attorneys were trying to raise money, and that was part of it,” he said, noting it would be inappropriate for any outlet, not just Fox News.
“I didn’t approve of it, but I’m not always the boss,” Richards added.
A Tucker Carlson TV crew has been embedded with Kyle Rittenhouse. Rittenhouse attorney Mark Richards tells @ChrisCuomo that he was against it: "I did not approve of that. I threw them out of the room several times…" pic.twitter.com/IrQwyLmID5
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) November 20, 2021
“I had a talk with Kyle. All I can say is what I say. Kyle is going to have some hard choices in his life about the direction he goes and what he stands for. Those will have to be made by Kyle eventually. As Cory and I told him yesterday as we were waiting along for the verdict, he needs to learn how to take responsibility and to tell people no,” Richards said.