In the controversy following the release of the Kenosha, Wisconsin, shooting suspect, attention is turning to who bailed him out.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, walked out of Kenosha County jail on Friday after posting the $2 million bail. He's charged with killing two protesters as well as attempted homicide of a third during this summer's unrest in the Wisconsin city.
In the wake of his release, Lin Wood, a noted conservative attorney representing Rittenhouse, announced the news on Twitter, thanking those who helped pony up the cash:
He credited activist organization Fight Back, and gave special thanks to two celebrities for "putting us over the top": actor Ricky Schroeder (of "Silver Spoons" and "NYPD Blue" fame) and Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow and infomercial icon.
As the Washington Post notes, "bail has to be paid in the full cash amount" in Wisconsin, a situation that spurred an online fundraising effort on the teen's behalf.
Lindell, a Minnesota native whose pillow empire is based in Chaska, has become increasingly known for his conservative activism as well as his friendship with President Donald Trump.
In addition to appearing with Trump at rallies and other events, he bankrolled the conservative film "Unplanned" in 2018 and advertises his products on Fox News's "Tucker Carlson Tonight" — even sticking with the conservative host after other advertisers pulled their support following his insensitive comments about George Floyd.
Rittenhouse, whose case you can learn more about right here, is due for a court appearance next month.