Pamela Pepper, Chief United States Judge of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, signed an order today dismissing a civil rights complaint against, among others, Kevin Mathewson, a Kenosha Private Investigator and Kyle Rittenhouse.
Mathewson had the following to say:
“This lawsuit was a work of fiction that read more like a partisan press release than a lawsuit. The attorney that filed this action has behaved like an extremely radical activist and not like an attorney. I am surprised that lawyers are allowed to publish complaints before such a prestigious court without any content that could accidentally be confused with the truth. I’m glad this frivolous lawsuit is over with. It was a minor distraction to my family but I was confident from the beginning that it wasn’t going anywhere. I didn’t do anything that was not protected by the first and second amendments. Justice wins.”
The Kenosha County Eye verified the dismissal on the PACER website.
We reached out to Attorney John Pierce, who is representing Kyle Rittenhouse for comments, and he said the following:
“We are pleased to see some of these frivolous lawsuits against Kyle and others be dismissed. Soon the tables will be turned as Kyle and his family start to hold accountable those who have so terribly wronged them.”