(Right Country) – The legal battle for Kenosha, Wisconsin teen Kyle Rittenhouse continues but fortunately for Rittenhouse, thanks to the generous help of a couple of celebrities and others, he’s now able to continue fighting from home instead of inside a jail.
Silver Spoons actor Ricky Schroder is one of the two celebrities who put up money to cover the $2 million bond for Rittenhouse’s release and on Tuesday he defended his actions saying he was “infuriated” at the way the media was vilifying the teen.
Schroder is a 30-year NRA member and avid supporter of the Second Amendment. He told the New York Post in an exclusive interview that he is putting up “hundreds of thousands” of dollars to help Rittenhouse pay for bond and his legal defense.
Schroder says it made him “mad” and added that Rittenhouse is “innocent and he will be proven innocent.” He also said that putting up the bond money was just “what any father should’ve done” and that Rittenhouse “doesn’t deserve” to be in jail.
In case you missed it, Rittenhouse has been charged with murder after he shot three protestors in Kenosha during riots on August 25th which resulted in the death of two of them. Rittenhouse and his legal team are claiming that he acted in self-defense.
Rittenhouse joined up with an armed militia group in Wisconsin who were out protecting businesses from looting during violent riots that shook the city after the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse was armed with an allegedly illegally obtained rifle.
Schroder is defending Rittenhouse saying that he was there to “defend property from chaos.” Schroder was joined by MyPillow co-founder Mike Lindell and others to bail out Rittenhouse.
Schroder says that Rittenhouse’s situation struck a nerve as he was found guilty in the “court of the media” last year when he allegedly punched his longtime girlfriend. The case was later dismissed but the damage to his reputation had been done.
Schroder says that for Rittenhouse, this is his life on the line rather than just his reputation.
“This is his freedom at risk. It infuriated me to see an innocent 17-year-old young man being tried and found guilty before trial,” Schroder said.
Since word got out that Schroder helped Rittenhouse post bond, he has been threatened and insulted on social media. According to TMZ, he has reported the abuse to police.
Enraged liberals on Twitter threatened to go to Schroder’s home in Los Angeles which he says is the kind of threat that will get his “attention.” Nonetheless, Schroder is sticking to his guns, and says he is “in this for the long haul” for Rittenhouse.
He plans to help Rittenhouse fight until his name is cleared and he asserts it’s a “clear case of self-defense.”
Rittenhouse is most definitely in a scary predicament. Wisconsin isn’t exactly known for having an upright judicial system. If you haven’t watched “Making a Murderer” on Netflix, check it out. Sadly, this kind of treatment is what Rittenhouse might soon be facing.
Video: Kyle Rittenhouse Posts Bail With Help From My Pillow Founder Michael Lindell, Ricky Schroder
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