Hannah Gittings: Anthony Huber's girlfriend says she has SYMPATHY for Kyle Rittenhouse

Anthony Huber's girlfriend speaks up as jury debates Rittenhouse's fate, calls him 'a really dumbass kid' for actions in Kenosha


                            Hannah Gittings: Anthony Huber's girlfriend says she has SYMPATHY for Kyle Rittenhouse
Hannah Gittings (Twitter) and Kyle Rittenhouse (Mark Hertzberg-Pool/Getty Images)

The prosecution has sought to paint Kyle Rittenhouse as an armed and dangerous teen, who was looking for trouble on August 25, 2020. Many have argued that their arguments in court fall well short and that now includes a relative of one of his victims. Anthony Huber's girlfriend has spoken up about the events of the night and appears to have a very different opinion from Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger.

The lead prosecutor has got into multiple arguments with the judge and even nearly saw his case collapse under a mistrial over his handling of the case. It didn't help matters that during closing arguments, Binger raised and pointed Rittenhouse's AR-15 at the court, violating multiple gun safety protocols. Most believe the teen's own testimony, which saw him break down on the stand could play a vital role in his eventual acquittal.

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Despite that, there are plenty of people in the US that believe Rittenhouse is guilty and should receive jail time. Huber's family too is furious and filed a federal wrongful death suit against the city, county, and police of Kenosha. But, it appears his girlfriend has a very different take on the matter. Here's what Hannah Gittings has to say about the shooting and Rittenhouse's fate.

Hannah Gittings the girlfriend of Anthony Huber chats with Justin Blake, the uncle of Jacob Blake outside of the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 18, 2021, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

 

Who is Hannah Gittings?

The 25-year-old reportedly dated Huber for just five months, before he was tragically shot during the violence in Kenosha. A Wisconsin Public Radio article noted that the two had an "instant" connection since they met. At the time, Gittings was reportedly a single mom going through a breakup and had only recently overcome her heroin addiction. "The type of aid we provided for each other and emotion, it was like we had a little makeshift family together," she said at the Kenosha County Courthouse. 

We could only find a Twitter account in her name, which appears to be indicative of her feelings for Rittenhouse. Speaking to The New York Post on November 18, Gittings said Rittenhouse wasn't entirely to blame, and that he had "gotten caught up" in the events. "I do have a lot of sympathy for this kid because he is just a kid to me so it was just like a really dumbass kid who unfortunately became the figurehead for this," she said.

Hannah Gittings and Anthony Huber (GoFundMe)

 

But, she also had some strong words for the teen, saying he was trying to take "advantage of a vulnerable situation so that he can live out his fantasy of being king of the world." In contrast, she says Huber was "peacefully protesting". Gittings was with her boyfriend the night he was shot, and defended his actions by saying, "He risked and lost his own life trying to stop a shooter from hurting anybody else."

But as much as she felt triggered and stressed by the trial, Gittings also felt immensely sympathetic towards Rittenhouse's mother. "I felt for him and his mother. He's a kid and as a mother myself, it's difficult to watch your child go through things like that. I wish they could have the same empathy for us and realize that all of us have been crying probably a lot worse than that." 

Gittings is "hopeful some semblance of justice could be served," but was clear that irrespective of the outcome, little would change for her and Huber's family. 

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