Did Kyle Rittenhouse Sue Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg?

Since Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted last month of all charges in the Kenosha shootings, misinformation about Rittenhouse and the case has spread online.  

A viral Facebook post claims that “Kyle Rittenhouse has filed a $60 million defamation lawsuit against the View’s Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg.” The post features a screenshot of a tweet that has been shared more than 5,000 times and liked more than 20,000 times. 

https://twitter.com/1mZer0Cool/status/1464956557477781514

The claim is false. Rittenhouse has not filed a defamation lawsuit against The View hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg. 

The origins of the false claim come from PotatriotsUnite.com, a satirical website, self-described as “a subsidiary of the ‘America’s Last Line of Defense’ network of parody, satire, and tomfoolery.” Another widely shared Facebook post is accompanied by a screenshot of the article from PotatriotsUnite.com.

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