Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Loses Latest Sandy Hook Defamation Appeal
According to an article in the New York Times, Alex Jones, the founder of "Infowars" and a conspiracy theorist, has lost two defamation lawsuits filed in Texas. In case you've forgotten, Jones was the individual who spread false claims that the Sandy Hook massacre was a fraud. Moreover, he spread vicious rumors without an ounce of proof that the victim's relatives were actors in a hoax perpetrated by the government.
As Jones fights many lawsuits, he now claims that he no longer believes the shootings where 20 first-graders and six educators were shot and killed was a hoax.
Jones was ordered to produce the requested documents to the court by Judge Maya Guerra Gamble. Jones has now lost his appeals in two defamation lawsuits because he's ignored those obligations to the Civil District Court of Travis County, Texas. Judge Gamble told the New York Times:
The defendants “intentionally disobeyed the court’s order” by failing to provide documents for discovery, depositions and other obligations. The defendants “unreasonably and vexatiously failed to comply” with their duties.
In 2015, Jones showed viewers of "InfoWars" the personal information and maps to addresses associated with Lenny Pozner, whose son, Noah, was slain in the massacre. This is what Pozner told ctinsider.com:
Alex Jones isn’t being sued because he said that Sandy Hook never happened. He is being sued because he directed his 5 million followers to hunt me and my family down; he is being sued because he defamed me.
On March 28, 2022, Alex Jones will go to trial where a jury will decide the damages.
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