Kyle Rittenhouse poses with ‘Silver Spoons’ actor, after being released from custody

Joanna Estrada
November 26, 2020

On Friday, November 20, Ricky Schroder and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell reportedly donated the remaining amount of money to fund Rittenhouse's $2 million bail fee fully. "It infuriated me to see an innocent 17-year-old young man being tried and found guilty before trial".

Mr. Schroder, a former child star who rose to fame on the TV show "Silver Spoon" in the 1980s, said he believes the 17-year-old shooting suspect is innocent and did not deserve to remain locked up.

Schroder told fans that he alerted the police to the threats he has received on social media.

Rittenhouse, a native of Antioch, was arrested and charged in August fatally shooting two Black Lives Matter protesters - Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber - and injuring a third victim - Gaige Grosskreutz - in Wisconsin's Kenosha.

Schroder said Rittenhouse's case struck a nerve - he felt mistreated by the media as well after his arrest in May 2019 for allegedly punching his longtime girlfriend, a case that was later dismissed.

"It sucked because everybody thought I was a woman beater, and I'm not a woman beater", he told the newspaper. "But you have to understand, that's only my reputation that was being destroyed". According to TMZ, the police have not moved on any of the online attacks but are monitoring the situation in case of an escalation. "For people who say 'systemic racism doesn't exist, ' this is what it looks like: protection of white supremacy baked deep into our carceral systems".

A photo of Rittenhouse, Schroder, and attorney John Pierce was tweeted by a second Rittenhouse attorney a few hours after he was released.

The teenager has been accused of first-degree homicide along with first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, and other charges, but he claims self-defense.

The full $2-million bail had to be paid in cash after Rittenhouse was extradited to Wisconsin last month from his home state of IL. Wisconsin law doesn't permit minors to carry or possess a gun unless they're hunting.

The teen was open-carrying an AR-15 rifle, which he said he obtained from a friend in Wisconsin. The New York Times has tracked Rittenhouse's movements via video footage on the night in question.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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