Actor Ricky Schroder reportedly contributed $150,000 (£113,000) in direction of alleged killer Kyle Rittenhouse‘s $2 million (£1.5 million) bail.
The “NYPD Blue” star’s donation to the fund emerged after one of Rittenhouse’s attorneys, Lin Wood, tweeted a triumphant photograph on Friday (20Nov20) exhibiting lawyer John Pierce, Rittenhouse and Schroder, shortly after Kyle was launched from custody, studies TMZ.
“FREE AT LAST!!!” he penned, with Wood beforehand thanking Schroder in a tweet, writing, “Special thanks to Actor Ricky Schroder… & Mike Lindell @actualMikeLindell for placing us excessive.”
Lindell is the founder and CEO of MyPillow and an avid supporter of President Donald Trump.
Rittenhouse, 17, reportedly shot three protesters after travelling with an AR-15-style rifle from Antioch, Illinois, to Kenosha, Wisconsin, on 25 August (20), whereas the town was engulfed in civil unrest following an earlier capturing by a Kenosha police officer that left Jacob Blake paralysed.
The teenager was charged with a number of counts of murder and illegal possession of a firearm. He claims he was appearing in self-defence.
While many individuals on social media criticised Schroder for his involvement within the case, journalist Seph Lawless tweeted that the actor’s publicist instructed him the contribution was “contingent on rights to (Rittenhouse’s) story (aka documentary).”
Ricky Schroder himself is an anti-masker. In his newest Instagram publish, he mentioned, “There are issues worse than Death. Like shedding our Freedoms. Like leaving our Children a Bankrupt Nation Morally & Financially.” He added, “My residence shall be crammed with as many family members as attainable this Thanksgiving and at any time when the hell I select.”