Kyle Rittenhouse Has Lost All His Money, His Lawyer Says

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.”

Kyle Rittenhouse on the set of "Candace"
Kyle Rittenhouse on the set of “Candace” on January 24, 2022. The 20-year-old has now run out of money, according to his lawyer.
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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 show to request donations to his legal fund. He faces lawsuits from the man he shot and injured, as well as from the father of one of the two men he killed.

Richards, who is also representing Rittenhouse in his upcoming civil cases, said of his client’s book: “He talked to me about it, I read the book before it went to the publisher, I have no problem with him writing the book, he lived it, he paid for it, and it’s his story to tell.”

“I think he wanted the whole story told. I represented Kyle from almost the beginning until the trial. That was approximately 15 months, and when I read the book, there were a lot of things I didn’t know,” Richards said.