"I didn't approve of it." Rittenhouse attorney says film crew followed Rittenhouse for Fox News doc
KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- While Kenosha and the rest of America process the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, it has come out that FOX News channel host Tucker Carlson, secured exclusive access to Rittenhouse and his defense team during the trial for a documentary they are working on.
A promo of the documentary aired Friday night. It is expected to be released next month.
A portion of Tucker's interview with Kyle Rittenhouse will be released this Monday (Nov. 22). This promo is the first time we hear from Kyle Rittenhouse himself regarding his reaction after the verdict.
"How do you feel man?" someone asks Rittenhouse in the promo. Rittenhouse responds saying, "The jury reached the correct verdict. Self-defense is not illegal and I believe they came to the correct verdict."
In the promo you see reaction from Rittenhouse right after he was declared not guilty. Leaving the courthouse in a SUV, Rittenhouse says in the video that it "has been a rough journey" and is "glad everything went well."
A documentary team has been following Kyle Rittenhouse and his defense team leading up to the trial and through Friday's verdict.
However, this is something Rittenhouse's defense attorney, Mark Richards told CNN Friday he was not on board with.
"I did not approve of that. I threw them out of the room several times." Richards told CNN's Chris Cuomo. "I don't think a film crew is appropriate for something like this. But the people who were raising the money to pay for the experts and pay for the attorneys were trying to raise money and that was part of it."
"I didn't approve of it but I'm not always the boss." Richards continued.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson tweeted a preview of a documentary which airs in December on the Fox Nation subscription service.
"I had a talk with Kyle. All I can say is what I say." Richards said when asked about Rittenhouse's future. "Kyle's going to have some hard choices in his life about the direction he goes and what he stands for. Those will have to be made by Kyle eventually. As Corey and I told him, yesterday while we were waiting for the verdict, he needs to learn how to take responsibility and to tell people no."
In the promo Rittenhouse shares how August 25, 2020 haunts him in his dreams every night.
"Its quite scary actually because the dreams feel so real and they're not the same at all. They're all different scenarios that run through your head during the day like what could have happened, like, I'm alive but what could have happened. What if I wasn’t alive or what if I didn’t let Mr. Rosenbaum steal my gun? Almost every outcome is either me getting seriously injured or hurt or dead," said Rittenhouse.
A day after the verdict Anthony Huber's father, John Huber, spoke to CNN about the decision, saying he and his family are taking the news hard.
"We're still in shock here, you know. That guy gets to run free and he's now a hero. This is my son right here, this is Anthony," John said as he shows his son's ashes in a urn during the interview. "We lost our son and there's no justice right now for our family and there's no closure. There wasn't going to be any justice in that Kenosha Court with that judge."
Huber's father emphasized that they are not giving up and will continue to pursue justice in memory of his son.
"The fight is not over. There's big issues here at hand that people have been sweeping under the rug for years like racism and the police and Kenosha. People are tired of this stuff and we're going to fight until there is justice," said Huber.
The documentary with behind the scene footage and interviews with Rittenhouse will air in December but a portion of the interview will air this Monday.
In a statement, Justin Wells, senior executive producer of Tucker Carlson Tonight and vice president of Tucker Carlson Digital Products, said Saturday, "Neither FOX News Channel's Tucker Carlson Tonight nor FOX Nation's Tucker Carlson Originals paid for any access, footage rights, legal fees or made any other payments in the production of the episode on the Kyle Rittenhouse trial."