Published: Wed, April 18, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones to Get Defamation

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones to Get Defamation

Parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre filed suit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has maintained that the horrific event was faked and possibly staged by the government. Both lawsuits are seeking more than $1 million in damages from Jones, Infowars and a related company, Free Speech Systems LLC.

The suit filed by parent Leonard Pozer and ex-wife Veronique De La Rosa mentioned Lucy Richards, a Florida woman who left threatening voicemails and send ominous emails to Pozner.

Since the tragedy in Connecticut, Jones has doubled down on his claims about the shooting and Infowars continues to put forward "false flag" conspiracy theories after almost every major mass tragedy. The defamation lawsuits were filed in Texas.

Jesse and Noah were among the 20 first-grade students gunned down inside the school in CT on December 14, 2012. Heslin's suit also names Inforwars reporter Owen Shroyer.

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Bankston is also representing a MA man who is suing Jones for falsely identifying him as the gunman in the Parkland school shooting.

Heslin said on that show through tears that he "held my son with a bullet hole through his head" before he was buried.

The idea that the shooting was a false flag incident involving crisis actors perpetrated by leftist gun control proponents has been perpetrated by certain right-leaning conspiracy outlets like InfoWars since 2012. Shroyer said Heslin must be lying, because the children were ID'd through photos, not in person.

However, the lawsuit said the parents were later given access to their dead children's' bodies.

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Jones has entertained several conspiracy theories about the shooting on his show.

"Folks, we've got video of Anderson Cooper with clear blue-screen out there", Jones said in 2014, according to a transcript quoted in the lawsuit, seen by the Huffington Post. Our clients have been tormented for five years by Mr. Jones' ghoulish accusations that they are actors who faked their children's deaths as part of a fraud on the American people.

The parents of the two boys are being represented by Houston lawyer Mark Bankston of Farrar & Ball.

Jones has also been the subject of two Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints first obtained by the Daily Mail that allege that Jones made anti-Semitic and racist comments and groped an Infowars employee.

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