Sandy Hook folks sue radio host Alex Jones for defamation

Alex Jones Image copyright Getty Photographs Image caption The lawsuits were filed in Texas, the place Mr Jones lives and works

Three folks whose young children were killed in a college capturing in 2012 have sued right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation.

Mr Jones has lengthy claimed on his radio display and InfoWars web page that the Sandy Hook Basic faculty attack used to be “totally pretend” and a “massive hoax”.

Twenty children – all underneath the age of 7 – and six adults have been killed.

Mr Jones has implied that the fogeys are actors looking to undermine laws permitting personal gun ownership.

Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, whose son Noah Pozner was once one in every of those killed by means of a gunman, filed their lawsuit in Travis County, Texas, the place Mr Jones lives and works.

Symbol copyright Family handout Image caption Noah Pozner, six, was once certainly one of the youngsters killed in the massacre

A separate lawsuit filed in Travis County via Neil Heslin, father of slain student Jesse Lewis, alleges that Mr Jones accused him of mendacity approximately keeping his son’s body with a bullet hollow in his head, in step with the criticism.

“This heartless and vile act of defamation re-ignited the Sandy Hook ‘false flag’ conspiracy and tore open the emotional wounds that plaintiff has tried so desperately to heal,” the criticism said.

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The Fogeys are seeking for no less than $1m (£SEVEN-HUNDRED,000) in damages.

They are suing Mr Jones greater than 5 years after the capturing because they concluded the proper-wing radio host has no purpose of leaving them on my own, in step with Mark Bankston, a Houston-based totally attorney for the parents.

Parents of Sandy Hook victims who have spoken publicly about their reviews had been focused through trolls, each on-line, as well as in person.

Last June, a Florida lady who believes the attack used to be fabricated, was once sentenced to 5 months in jail for making loss of life threats towards Mr Pozner by means of phone and email.

Mr Jones has no longer but commented on the proceedings.

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