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Sandy Hook Families File Suit Against Infowars' Alex Jones

Sandy Hook Families File Suit Against Infowars' Alex Jones

Jones, who is now being sued for fueling false claims that the Sandy Hook shooting was faked, has previously accused Bill Gates of being a eugenicist, and speculated about child slave colonies on Mars.

The parents, the first of their kind to take a legal stand against Jones, are seeking damages "in excess of $1,000,000" for malicious harm to their emotional states and reputations, Gizmodo reported.

Jesse and Noah were among the 20 first-grade students and six educators gunned down inside the school in Newtown on December 14, 2012. Lanza killed himself at the school; he had shot dead his mother in their home prior to the school attack.

Jones allegedly called the Sandy Hook parents "crisis actors", which inspired conspiracy theorists to make death threats against them. "But what is defamation is to file lawsuits that say I said things I didn't say and then put me and my whole family through the ringer and lie about us and hold us up against dead children and say basically 'we hate their families, we hate the children.' It's nearly like I've murdered the children and that's not what happened".

Jones invited parents who lost their children to his show to have a "real discussion" about guns.

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The lawsuit filed by Neil Heslin cites a November 2016 broadcast in which Jones suggested the parents who were interviewed on television were actors.

Starting from a story in The New Yorker magazine, we zeroed in on posted video of Jones telling a caller to his program in January 2015 that in his view, "Sandy Hook is a synthetic completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured".

"So here are these holier than thou people, when we question CNN, who is supposedly at the site of Sandy Hook, and they got in one shot leaves blowing, and the flowers that are around it, and you see the leaves blowing, and they go [gestures]".

Jones's family wasn't sued by the Sandy Hook parents.

Jones could not immediately reached for comment. My listeners said a lot of them look like they're acting, we looked at it and I said "I can't say that"-that's what I've always said".


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