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Report: Kyle Rittenhouse Could Sue Media Outlets for Defamation

Kyle Rittenhouse could sue media outlets that continue to refer to him as a murderer or a white supremacist after his acquittal, according to one of the defamation lawyers that represented student Nick Sandmann against CNN and others.

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 16: Kyle Rittenhouse pulls numbers of jurors out of a tumbler during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 16, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The jurors selected through this process will not participate in deliberations. Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two …

Pollak: Joe Biden Can Be Sued for Defaming Kyle Rittenhouse

President Joe Biden could face a civil defamation suit from newly-acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse for calling him a “white supremacist” last year — without evidence, and before Biden was able to enjoy the immunities of presidential office.

Kyle Rittenhouse and defense attorney Natalie Wisco and Corey Chirafisi after a break during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 9, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha …

Pollak: 10 Media Myths Exploded During the Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has busted several myths propagated by the media and the Democrats about what happened during the Black Lives Matter riots on Aug. 25, 2020 — which then-candidate Joe Biden failed to condemn until the third day.

Kyle Rittenhouse waits for the jury to enter the room to continue testifying during his trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on November 10, 2021. (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool)

WATCH: One Rittenhouse Juror Holds Out — for 8:00 a.m. Start Time

A lone juror in the Kyle Rittenhouse murder trial held out for an 8:00 a.m. start time for the third day of deliberations, as as Kenosha, Wisconsin, Judge Bruce Schroeder dismissed the jury Wednesday evening after the second day of deliberations.

Kenosha County Courthouse (Sean Krajacic - Pool / Getty)

Kyle Rittenhouse Jury to Begin Second Day of Deliberations

The jury in the murder trial of 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. Central Standard Time at the Kenosha County Court in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to resume deliberations as it attempts to reach a verdict on five charges.

Rittenhouse faceoff (Nathan Howard / Getty)

Prosecution Rests Its Case in Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial

The prosecution rested its case Tuesday in the murder trial of three white men in Georgia who are accused of killing 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery in February 2020 while he was jogging — a killing they say was in self-defense, during a scuffle.

Lee Merritt, a lawyer representing the family of Ahmaud Arbery, poses for a photo by a mural in the likeness of Arbery painted by artist Theo Ponchaveli in Dallas, Saturday, May 9, 2020. Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper Jones, has said she thinks her son, a former high school football player, …

Jury Begins Deliberations in Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

The jury in the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse will begin its deliberations at 9:00 a.m. CST in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday after a ten-day trial that ended with a day of closing arguments by the prosecution and the defense on Monday.

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - NOVEMBER 11: Kyle Rittenhouse, right, and his attorney Corey Chirafisi listen during the trial at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 11, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is accused of shooting three demonstrators, killing two of them, during a night of unrest that erupted in Kenosha after …