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Kyle Rittenhouse says Johnny Depp's legal victory over Amber Heard is 'fueling'...

• By RONNY REYES and JAMES GORDON

Kyle Rittenhouse said Johnny Depp's win in the defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard is 'fueling' him to file lawsuits against Mark Zuckerberg and up to 15 others for allegedly defaming him. 

Rittenhouse, 19, who was acquitted on murder charges last year after fatally shooting two men during the 2020 Kenosha riots, tweeted on Wednesday that he plans to file against those who labeled him a 'murderer' and a 'white supremist.' 

'Johnny Depp trial is just fueling me, you can fight back against the lies in the media, and you should,' Rittenhouse wrote, saying the news would be announced on Fox News and on his fundraising website The Media Accountability Project.

Attorney Todd McMurtry, who is representing Rittenhouse, told Fox News on Thursday that there will be about 10 to 15 lawsuits filed against 'large defendants,' including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

McMurtry singled out Zuckerberg over Facebook's alleged designation of the Kenosha shootings as a 'mass murder incident.' 

'This was not a mass murder incident,' McMurtry told Fox News. 'It was clearly factually false.'


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