Recently-acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse stressed in an interview on Fox News that he has not been paid for any of the public appearances he has made post-trial and does not want to be, either. "I haven't been offered a penny, and I wouldn't accept a penny because I'm out here taking back my character telling the world who I am and defending myself in the public opinion," Rittenhouse told Fox News host Pete Hegseth. Rittenhouse said it was "frustrating" to suffer the liberal media's criticism campaign that portrayed the teen as "a white supremacist" over the August 2020 shooting deaths of two white Black Lives Matter rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin. [tweet_embed] December 27, 2021[/tweet_embed] "It was frustrating, because I knew it was all lies. And I was like, 'There's none of that.' I'm not a white supremacist or a racist, what the media is saying. There's nothing to show that," Rittenhouse said during the Fox News interview. "It's just disappointing. They're supposed to report the truth and the facts. Yet they're out here lying," Rittenhouse said. On the presidential campaign trail, President Joe Biden also took part in Rittenhouse's character denunciation. Rittenhouse also said that he will only see his family at Christmas this year via FaceTime over concerns for their safety since the high-profile acquittal: "We FaceTime on a daily basis but to keep them safe off the grid a little bit so they can still have their freedoms because they're not as easily recognizable as I am." Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Joseph Rosenbaum, first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Anthony Huber, first-degree attempted intentional homicide for injuring Gaige Grosskreutz, and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. [tweet_embed] December 27, 2021[/tweet_embed] Two additional charges, one for possession of a gun and another for breaking curfew, were dismissed by presiding Judge Bruce Shroeder. Prior to the reading of the verdict to the courtroom at large, Schroeder looked through it himself and urged the court that no egregious reactions would be tolerated and that anyone who did, "no matter how strongly they feel," would be "whisked out of here" by law enforcement. "Has the jury reached a verdict as to each count of the information?" Schroeder asked. "One verdict?" He instructed the court to rise as the verdict was read. "The jury found the defendant, Kyle H. Rittenhouse, not guilty," the jury foreperson read aloud. [tweet_embed] December 27, 2021[/tweet_embed] "As to the second count of the information Richard McGinnis, we the jury find the defendant Kyle H. Rittenhouse not guilty. As to the third count of the information, unknown male, we the jury find the defendant, Kyle H. Rittenhouse, not guilty. As to the fourth count of the information, Anthony Huber, the jury found the defendant Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty. As to the fifth count of the information, Gaige Grosskreutz, we the jury find defendant Kyle H. Rittenhouse, not guilty." Rittenhouse dropped to the floor, and was assisted to a seat by his attorney, who he then hugged in tears.