Two Sandy Hook Families File Lawsuit Against Alex Jones, Infowars

Two Sandy Hook Families File Lawsuit Against Alex Jones, Infowars

Both families are represented by Houston attorney Mark Bankston, who filed a previous lawsuit against Jones and Infowars for misidentifying the shooter in the recent Parkland school shooting.

Jones has repeatedly questioned whether 20 children and six adults were gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012, deriding the shooting as a "hoax" concocted to chip away at Second Amendment rights. At a segment on his tv series phoned "Sandy Hook Vampires uncovered", which aired on April 22, 2017, Mr. Jones emphasized a meeting that Ms. De La Rosa did with Anderson Cooper of CNN following the capturing.

The lawsuits were filed in Texas because Jones media company, Infowars, is based in Austin.

Lewis' parents also named InfoWars reporter Owen Shroyer in their suit, for his "heartless and vile" comment that the boy's father lied in an interview by saying he "held my son with a bullet hole through his head". Twenty-six children and educators died in the Sandy Hook shooting. "They glitch", Jones said, per a transcript of the show in the lawsuit.

Shroyer said it couldn't have happened because the victims were identified through photographs - but the suit says the bodies were ultimately turned over to the families.

The documents show the parents are suing Jones for defamation and seek damages in excess of $1 million.

Jones has been at the forefront of a small, but dedicated, Sandy Hook truther movement for several years.

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.

Jones has used his considerable reach to bring these notions and qualms to a wider audience, becoming a figurehead for fringe hypothoses that have mostly prospered on Internet forums.