A judge recently ruled that Alex Jones will face claims from the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Jones sought to get the case against him dismissed and demanded $100,000 from the parents for court costs. The parents seek over $1 million in damages for Jone’s repeated lies.
Jones, whose baseless conspiracy theories are the bread and butter of the tin-foil hat crowd, has consistently claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in which 20 children and 6 adults were shot and killed was a hoax. Jones often rails against grieving parents, claiming that they are “crisis actors.” The ruling favors the very first parents to bring suit against Jones; Leonard Pozner and Veronique De la Rosa who lost their 6-year-old son, Noah, and Neil Heslin, the father of another child. The parents of both children have received death threats and online harassment from Infowars listeners. Jones of Infowars is a conspiracy guru, and informal advisor to the Trump Dynasty, which is glaringly ironic in light of Trump’s war against ‘fake news’ this week.
In one instance, Jones claimed that an interview between De La Rosa and CNN’s Anderson Cooper was faked.
“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]. They glitch,” Jones said, according to a transcript quoted in the lawsuit.