Lin Wood is Suing to Get the $2 Million He Raised for Kyle Rittenhouse Back

Last summer, Kyle Rittenhouse showed up to a protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin armed as if he was going into a war zone. The then 17 year-old ended up using his weapon to shoot 3 people, killing two of them.

A man wears a shirt calling for freedom for Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, the man who allegedly shot protesters in Wisconsin, during a US President Donald Trump Campaign Rally, the day after the end of the Republican National Convention, at Manchester airport in Londonderry, New Hampshire on August 28, 2020. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
The teen quickly became a celebrity in MAGA world. Ann Coulter went as far as saying that she though he should be president. And lawyer Lin Wood quickly stepped in to take on his case.

Wood, though, did not last long as the lawyer for Rittenhouse and the split between him and the family was acrimonious. The lawyer is now suing to recover the $2 million he raised to pay for bail.

A letter read by lawyer Xavier Solis read, “The Rittenhouse bail was paid by #FightBack Foundation, a 501(c)(4) non-profit, from donations it received,” Wood told Insider Thursday in an email. “Under law, the bail monies must be returned to #FightBack.”

An account connected to the Rittenhouse family tweeted, “Money makes people do silly things. While we’re busting our humps trying to raise money and see Kyle acquitted, Lin Wood is sending letters to the court DURING Kyle’s hearing to demand $2M in donations FOR KYLE be given to HIM. Lin Wood…keeping it classy as always.”


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