According to recent reports, Kyle Rittenhouse is facing a new lawsuit from a man he shot during the riots that occurred in Kenosha, Wisconsin back in 2020.
The man, Gaige Grosskreutz, is suing Rittenhouse as well as Wisconsin police and officials. The news was brought to light by Fox News, who obtained a copy of the lawsuit.
In response, Rittenhouse took to social media and urged his followers to stand firm and not allow the opposition to succeed.
This lawsuit is an attempt to drown anyone who legally and justifiably defends there lives from attackers in a mountain of legal debt,” Rittenhouse wrote in his tweet on Tuesday. “We can not let them win. If they can come after me they will come after you.”
When he was 17 years old, Rittenhouse fatally shot two people and wounded another with his firearm during rioting in Kenosha. He was charged with two counts of homicide and one count of attempted homicide.
During Rittenhouse’s trial, Grosskreutz testified that he had pointed his own firearm at the teenager before he was shot in the arm by Rittenhouse. The trial ended with Rittenhouse being found not guilty after he and his legal team argued he acted in self defense.
Rittenhouse told Fox News that Grosskreutz’s lawsuit comes as “a little bit of a shock” because the man “admitted that he pointed a gun in my face and that he chased me down.”
Grosskreutz is seeking damages in his lawsuit for “emotional distress, humiliation, loss of enjoyment of life, and other pain and suffering on all claims,” and is also seeking punitive damages.
Astonishingly, the Kenosha Police Department, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, their supervising officials and police officers, and law enforcement officers from surrounding communities did not treat Defendant Rittenhouse or any of the other armed individuals patrolling the streets as a threat to the safety of themselves or the citizens they were sworn to protect,” Grosskreutz’s lawsuit reportedly reads.
Instead, the law enforcement Defendants deputized these armed individuals, conspired with them, and ratified their actions by letting them patrol the streets, armed with deadly weapons, to mete out justice as they saw fit,” the lawsuit reportedly continues.
Attorneys E. Milo Schwab of Ascend Counsel and Kimberley Motley of Motley Legal Services filed Grosskreutz’s lawsuit on Feb. 14, Fox News reports.
Rittenhouse reportedly says that he’s ready to “prove [his] innocence again,” but also admits the legal proceedings will cost him a lot of money.
The father of Anthony Huber, one of the men Rittenhouse fatally shot, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Rittenhouse.
A judge recently decided to dismiss motions filed by Rittenhouse seeking to dismiss that lawsuit.