Atlanta’s Nancy Grace declines to take a side on Kyle Rittenhouse case in Fox Nation special

Nancy Grace has signed a new multi-year deal with Fox Nation, the streaming service, and will host an after-show for "America's Most Wanted" starting Monday, March 15, 2021. FOX NATION
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Nancy Grace has signed a new multi-year deal with Fox Nation, the streaming service, and will host an after-show for "America's Most Wanted" starting Monday, March 15, 2021. FOX NATION

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Grace: ‘I’m not going to whore out Lady Justice to make one side or the other happy.’

Atlanta criminal justice host Nancy Grace told The Wrap Monday that she purposely chose not to take a side on the Kyle Rittenhouse case in part because she believes it will end up in a hung jury.

“I am not going to try to appease any group or anybody by twisting the truth,” she told the entertainment publication. “The truth is it’s a conundrum and if it’s not clear, then it’s not clear. I’m not going to allow politics to get into a criminal case or an assessment of crime. I’m not going to whore out Lady Justice to make one side or the other happy. That is not going to happen on my watch.”

Over the years, Grace has been typically ardent in her support for victims in prominent murder cases like Casey Anthony and Jodi Arias. The former prosecutor worked at Court TV and HLN for many years. She now hosts a daily SiriusXM radio show, which is simulcast on Fox Nation, the streaming service.

Rittenhouse, an 18-year-old Illinois resident, is accused of first-degree intentional homicide and four other felonies in the shootings of three men following protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 2020. On Monday, the prosecution and the defense made their closing arguments. The jury will begin deliberating Tuesday.

In Grace’s Fox Nation special that aired Sunday, she suggested that Rittenhouse could have been both a vigilante “looking for trouble, loaded for bear,” while also acting in self defense.

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