Lin Wood says he will sue Rittenhouse’s lawyer for calling him an ‘idiot’ for how he originally handled the case

Attorney Lin Wood, a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, gestures as he speaks during a meeting on December 2, 2020 in Alpharetta, Ga.

Attorney Lin Wood, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, gestures as he speaks during a meeting on December 2, 2020 in Alpharetta, Ga.Ben Margot / AP picture

  • Lin Wood served as an inaugural attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse last year.

  • On Friday, Rittenhouse’s lawyer, Mark Richards, called Wood an idiot over how he handled the case.

  • Wood said he would sue Richards for the comments in a letter sent Saturday, Newsweek reported.

Lawyer Lin Wood said he will sue Mark Richards, Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyer, after calling him an “idiot” on CNN on Friday. Newsweek reported.

In an interview with CNNs Chris Cuomo, Richards said he and Wood “went head-to-head,” and Wood would likely sue him. He said Wood was an “idiot” to let Rittenhouse talk to Washington Post while he was charged with murder.

Richards said he was concerned that Wood and attorney John Pierce “were basically trying, I think, to hear this kid for money, for their own sake.”

“They kept him in Illinois to fight an extradition that was unwelcome because they raised tons of money on him,” Richards said.

Richards served as Rittenhouse’s attorney when he was found innocent on all five charges brought against him on Friday.

Newsweek reported that Wood sent Richards a letter Saturday in which he blamed Pierce for allowing Rittenhouse to speak to the Post. Wood said he was not the criminal lawyer in the case and was only hired to deal with defamation.

“You publicly stated in an interview on CNN that I was an idiot. False, I’m not,” Wood wrote in letter.

Wood said Richards should be “ashamed to downplay” him and his organization’s legal efforts to help Rittenhouse.

“I hereby demand that you immediately withdraw and direct your false accusations against me. If you do not do so, I will prove that you are right on a point you made on CNN – I will sue you,” he wrote. Wood.

Richards told Insider he has not seen Woods letter yet, but said he stands by what he told Cuomo, and that was his opinion.

“I do not care what his letter says. What I said was true,” Richards told Insider.

Insider could not reach Wood at the time of publication.

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