Reposted from @hollywoodunlocked HU Staff: Kecia Gayle @kecia.kae
As we previously reported, Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old from Illinois who is charged with killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin, posted $2 million bail on Friday and was released from custody. While the news shocked many, social media users are now even more outraged after learning that actor Ricky Schroder helped him out!
The teen’s lawyer Lin Wood tweeted out: “KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS OUT OF JAIL. God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail. Special thanks to Actor Ricky Schroder @rickyshroder1 & Mike Lindell @realMikeLindell for putting us over the top. Kyle is SAFE. Thanks to ALL who helped this boy.” Schroder, who most recently starred in the TV movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” back in 2016, also confirmed the news on Parler. Reaction to Schroder’s contribution set off a wave of reactions on social media, which later made him a trending topic. Here’s how some people reacted:
Rittenhouse, from Illinois, was arrested and charged with the murders of two people during August demonstrations that erupted in Kenosha after police shot Jacob Blake seven times in the back. Rittenhouse, claims he was attacked while he was guarding a business and that he fired in “self-defense.” Meanwhile, he faces multiple charges, including intentional homicide, reckless endangerment and being a minor in possession of a firearm. Wisconsin law doesn’t permit minors to carry or possess a gun unless they’re hunting. He is due back in court on Dec. 3 for a preliminary hearing.
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