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Kyle Rittenhouse announces plans to sue LeBron James

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Kyle Rittenhouse said this week that he's filing a lawsuit against NBA star LeBron James.

Rittenhouse on Tuesday also announced that he was looking at filing lawsuits against politicians and news organizations — and even specific people such as TV hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Cenk Uygur — for what he said was spreading lies about his character after he fatally shot two men and wounded a third in self-defense during 2020's Kenosha, Wisconsin, riots.

What are the details?

According to the Daily Wire, Rittenhouse told journalist and host Drew Hernandez during Tuesday night's broadcast of "Frontlines" that he and his legal team are sending James a letter and would "deal with [him] in a courtroom."

“I think everyone wants to know," Hernandez asked. "What are your plans for LeBron James?”

“He’ll be getting a letter, too,” Rittenhouse answered. “Anybody who defamed me, or lied about me, we’re just gonna send them a letter and then deal with them in a courtroom.”

James in November mocked Rittenhouse for crying during his emotionally charged testimony in squaring off against what he said were dangerous protesters.

“What tears????? I didn’t see one,” James joked at the time. “Man knock it off! That boy ate some lemon heads before walking into court.”

Rittenhouse in December also hit out at James, and told BlazeTV hosts that he was disappointed in James' remarks.

"I was a Lakers fan, too, before he said that," Rittenhouse said at the time. "I was really pissed off when he said that because I liked LeBron. And then I'm like, you know what, f*** you, LeBron."

On Monday night, Rittenhouse told Fox News' Tucker Carlson that he and his legal team are launching what he called the Media Accountability Project "as a tool to help fundraise and hold the media accountable for the lies they said and deal with them in court."

"Right now we’re looking at quite a few. Politicians, celebrities, athletes. Whoopi Goldberg’s on the list. She called me a murderer after I was acquitted by a jury of my peers," he added. "She went on to still say that."

As previously reported by Blaze Media, Rittenhouse's Media Accountability Project website quotes Malcolm X.

"The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power," a portion of the site reads.

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