Kyle Rittenhouse has lost his money since he was acquitted over three shootings at a protest in Wisconsin, his criminal defense attorney Mark Richards has said.
The 20-year-old is releasing a book that describes his life as well as the circumstances around his fatal shootings of 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum and 26-year-old Anthony Huber in August 2020. Rittenhouse also injured 26-year-old Gaige Grosskreutz at the protest held after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was paralyzed from the waist down after he was shot by a white police officer that same month.
Rittenhouse argued that he used the gun in self-defense and was acquitted on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and two charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.
Rittenhouse sparked uproar after he announced his new book, Acquitted on his social media accounts on November 20, describing it as a “story of survival, resilience, and justice.”
Talking to Court TV, attorney Mark Richards, who represented Rittenhouse, said: “He is working, he is trying to support himself. Everybody thinks that Kyle got so much money from this. Whatever money he did get is gone.
“He’s living, I don’t want to say paycheck to paycheck, but he’s living to support himself. Obviously, as his lawyer and somebody who I want to do well, I hope he does re-engage in his studies. But right now he is working full-time, he is living a law-abiding life and he is doing something that he enjoys.”
Newsweek reached out to Rittenhouse via X for comment.
Rittenhouse has been open about needing money in the past and previously used an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News