A Connecticut judge who attended lawsuits instigated by relatives of the Sandy Hook massacre against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, revealed that she had received death threats from Jones fans in messages on his Infowars website.
Judge Barbara Bellis wrote in a court on Friday that the FBI and the state police of Connecticut had contacted her about the threats, but she did not disclose any further details about what the reports actually meant.
Bellis heads the case with the controversial online host and the relatives of Sandy Hook victims, who are prosecuting Jones for libel after claiming that primary school admissions in 2012 were a hoax.
& # 39; The court was approached by the state police of Connecticut, allegedly contacted by the FBI about threats of (Bellis) by persons on the website of suspect Infowars, & # 39; details of Bellis & # 39; submission.
Judge Barbara Bellis wrote in a court on Friday that the FBI contacted the state police of Connecticut about the threats, but she did not comment on what the messages actually meant
The threats were made in the comments section on Alex Jones's InfoWars website after Bellis ordered the controversial host to pay the legal fees of the Sandy Hook families who sued him
But Infowars attorney Norm Pattis said the threats don't seem to be serious, but a review of the website was underway.
& # 39; We were informed this afternoon that law enforcement contacted Judge Bellis about alleged threats on an Infowars server & # 39 ;, Pattis said in a statement.
& # 39; The fact that no law enforcement agent has contacted us for further information indicates that the threats are not serious & he said. & # 39; Yet we are now searching the Infowars website to see what it's all about. & # 39;
In a broadcast on Tuesday, Jones attacked the judge, labeled her as & # 39; ignorant & # 39; and suggested that she was complicit in a plot to destroy his reputation.
The outburst came after the judge ordered him to pay the legal fees for the eight Sandy Hook families for accusing their lawyer of trying to frame child pornography.
In a broadcast on Tuesday, Jones attacked the judge, labeled her as & # 39; ignorant & # 39; and suggested that she was complicit in a plot to destroy his reputation
Pornography was found in electronic files sent by him as part of the discovery process in the current series.
The conspiracy theorist accused one of the family's lawyers of planting pornography and offered his viewers a $ 1 million reward for information about the emails.
His allegations came after the family lawyers informed the FBI on 7 June that child pornography was found in the files that Jones and his lawyers had sent him.
The FBI investigated the emails and found that porn was linked to emails sent to Jones at Infowars, but that he had never opened them.
Bellis leads the case with the controversial online host and the relatives of Sandy Hook victims, who are prosecuting Jones for libel after claiming primary school admissions in 2012 to be a hoax (photo: relatives Neil Helsin holds up a photo of his father Jesse Lewis )
Jones then spoke out and accused lawyer Chris Mattei of framing him.
& # 39; You think when you call, oh, we will protect you. We have found the child porn. I don't like children like you damn rapists (expletive). I'll get it out of you eventually … You're trying to set me up with child porn … a million dollars to put your head on a pike, & Jones said in his 20-minute frenzy.
The lawyers told the judge that they felt that Jones 'comments were threats, while InfoWars' own lawyer argued that he was just angry.
& # 39; The court does not doubt that Alex Jones accused prosecutor counsel of placing child pornography in discovery material & # 39 ;, the judge said in her Tuesday ruling.
& # 39; I reject the defense requirement that Alex Jones was furious, it was an intentional act of anger for his viewing audience. & # 39;
Although the nature of the threats against Bellis remains largely a mystery, a further statement to the daily beast, Pattis called the news of the threats & # 39; amazing & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I am confident that no one at Infowars has condoned or encouraged such a thing, & # 39; he said.
A 20-year-old shooter killed 20 first graders, six educators, and himself at school after killing his mother in their Newtown home
The families of eight victims of the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and an FBI agent who responded to the massacre, challenged Jones, Infowars, and others to promote a theory that the shooting was a hoax.
A 20-year-old shooter killed 20 first graders, six educators, and himself at school after killing his mother in their home in Newtown.
The prosecutors said they were exposed to harassment and death threats from the followers of Jones because of the hoax conspiracy.
Jones has since said that he believes the shooting took place.
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