Sandy Hook parents sue conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation


AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – The parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre have sued conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation, accusing him and his website InfoWars of engaging in a campaign of “false, cruel, and dangerous assertions.”

The two lawsuits filed on Monday in Travis County, Texas, where Jones resides, are likely the first defamation cases concerning Sandy Hook brought against Jones, who has called the shooting a hoax, said Mark Bankston, a Houston-based lawyer for the parents. 

The parents decided to sue more than five years after the attacks because they had concluded Jones has no intention of leaving them alone, Bankston said.

“He needs to held accountable,” Bankston said in a phone interview. “The strategy of ignoring him didn’t work, He didn’t go away.”

Jones and a lawyer for him named in the lawsuits did not respond to requests to comment. Jones’ InfoWars media site and affiliated Free Speech Systems were also named as defendants.

A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012, in an attack that ranks among the five deadliest mass shootings by a single gunman in U.S. history.

InfoWars founder Jones has questioned what he calls the “official story” of Sandy Hook and suggested a political cover-up took place. Although his theory has been discredited, people who believe Jones have harassed and taunted families of the victims.

The suits filed by Leonard Pozner, Veronique De La Rosa and Neil Heslin seek at least $1 million in damages. Each claims Jones repeatedly asserted the Sandy Hook shooting was staged and the parents were liars and frauds who helped in a cover-up.

“Defendants’ defamatory statements were knowingly false or made with reckless disregard for the truth,” one lawsuit said.

In March, Jones was named as one of several defendants in a lawsuit filed by a Virginia man who claimed he was defamed by false stories in which he was accused of helping stage unrest last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia, as part of an effort to undermine U.S. President Donald Trump.

Brennan Gilmore, 38, said in that lawsuit that Jones and InfoWars published stories that damaged his reputation and led to threats against him.

In a video Jones prepared in response to the lawsuit, he rejected the accusation that any of the InfoWars content about Gilmore was knowingly false, and predicted any jury would acquit him.

11 thoughts on “Sandy Hook parents sue conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation

  1. There should be discovery requesting and providing the death certificates, autopsies, etc. We know they can “doctor” these supposedly official documents but at least we might have a chance to inspect them now to determine the inconsistencies.

  2. Just curious as to why now? Likely AJs broadcasts were years ago when Sandy Hook happened…is it because now these folks think they can get millions out of Jones, now a millionaire?
    I truly believe it’s all about the money. Otherwise, they’d be suing Halbig, the man who first exposed the hoax. But I guess Halbig isn’t a millionaire like Jones is.

    Folks wanting fame and fortune, like Jones, and like David Hogg, sometimes have to suffer the consequences of achieving that fame and fortune… Hogg wanted celebrity and an acting career–he has made himself into a laughing stock and an object of ridicule.

  3. jones-steins ship has gaping holes in it from supporting chump and the zio-commie joos. Those rats are jumping as they find out more and more that it’s the kikes who control and want to own everything. They may even smart up enough to stop believing that any candidate paraded before them is just another joo puppet and there is no such thing as voting! It’s time for his masters to put him to bed because any and all credibilty has been lost. He’s no longer an asset to them, except perhaps to make a dog and pony show of “force”, and that may be enough to squeeze the last of the usefulness out of this turd for them?

  4. This is something of a mystery to me.

    In the first place, how can there even BE parents of children that were never killed (in the school, that is. I have no doubt they’re either imprisoned, or were killed elsewhere). Wouldn’t the burden of proof be on THEM to prove there even WAS a shooting at that school? How could exposing the truth (which could EASILY be done, imo) possibly benefit the NWO gun-grabbing agenda?

    It seems to me they’d be far better off to let sleeping dogs lie on this one.

  5. it matters not the truth in the matter. the point is to either bankrupt jones with all these lawsuits, drag his name through the mud because he’s waking up too many people or to get more readers;/listeners to his sight to promote whatever……

    really the issue of the “kids” isn’t even important. pozner also sued wolfgang halbig.

    trying to figure out this crap is like trying to follow a starwars movie.


    I think many people here are familiar with Diana Spingola, and her radio show. Well she claims that kids were killed at Sandy Hook, Halbig is a fraud, and that her research has proved it.

    Please consider that the kids may have been killed, and that the “no one died at Sandy Hook” is an elaborate hoax (rather than the shooting itself being a hoax) that will be used to make a mockery out of all of us, myself included.

    And remember: We also had a “no one died at Parkland Florida” campaign, and “no one died in Vegas”, too. Sandy Hook may have been the first of the “no one died” disinformation campaigns that will soon be exposed in court. Our enemies aren’t afraid to kill a bunch of kids to further their agenda, and please remember that we’re ALWAYS surrounded by spies who happen to be experts at this kind of deception.

    Now, everyone you told “no one died at Sandy Hook” will think you’re a lunatic, and they’ll disbelieve all you told them about 9-11, the economy, etc. etc. as well.

    They have unlimited funds to spend on these deceptions, they’re experts at doing it, and control of the world is what’s at stake here.

    Don’t repeat anything that you can’t prove yourself. There is enough provable information available to expose our enemy without repeating everything you see or hear on the matter.

    They got me too with the “no one died at Sandy Hook” thing, because I was foolish enough to tell people what I saw and read on the internet without checking all of the facts independently.

  7. If anyone wants to know, it is out there to prove that – there was no Internet hook up to this school for several years, before the date of the event. Meaning, there was no active school in operation. If anyone wants to know, despite major blood-related national standards, there was no blood reported spilled to any official agencies on the date of this event, or afterwards.

    That is OLD NEWS folks. No Internet. No blood. Go figure how any sane humans living in today, in the here and now, can believe this event was not a false flag with false parents, who can sue, then disappear after costing the innocent who busted them a ton of time and money.

    No blood reported. Not a drop. Hmmmm…

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