From the courtroom to cable television, Kyle Rittenhouse won’t be away from cameras for long.
The 18-year-old Friday acquitted of all five charges after shooting three men, two fatalities, during a protest against racial justice last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will give an exclusive interview to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, the network announced.
Some of the talk will air on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Monday at 7 p.m. The full interview will air in December as part of a documentary about Tucker Carlson Originals on FOX Nation. The documentary will also provide behind-the-scenes access to Rittenhouse and his defense team, according to an email from a Fox News Media spokesperson.
Friday in court Rittenhouse collapsed and slumped in his chair after the acquittal and did not speak to any reporters. His lead attorney, Mark Richards, told reporters Rittenhouse was on his way home “to get on with his life.”
A key piece of evidence in the trial appeared on Carlson’s cable news show last year when Rittenhouse’s original attorney John Pierce, who was fired earlier this year, shared a high-resolution drone video.
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Assistant District Attorney James Kraus said both sides had tried unsuccessfully for months to obtain original drone video from the owner of the company that captured the footage. A former employee broke up with a detective on Nov. 5.
The state used it as evidence, hoping to show that Rittenhouse was the aggressor and provoked Joseph Rosenbaum by pointing his AR-15-style rifle at a couple who had been at Rosenbaum’s for much of the night. Rosenbaum was later shot and killed four times by Rittenhouse.
The defense had concerns about the drone video, which led to one motion for a mistrial.
During jury deliberations, Judge Bruce Schroeder allowed jurors to view all of the requested video — the drone video, despite a defense objection.