Sandy Hook families who sue Alex Jones of InfoWars for defamation win a legal victory

Sandy Hook families who sue Alex Jones of InfoWars for defamation win a legal victory as the judge grants them access to the financial documents of the conspiracy site

  • Six families of shoot-out victims of Sandy Hook sue Alex Jones for slander
  • A judge Friday ruled that the families can view the financial documents of InfoWars
  • Jones repeatedly claimed at InfoWars that shooting was a hoax
  • The families say they were exposed to bullying and death threats due to Jones's claims

Associated Press

The families of the victims who were killed in the shooting exercises at the Sandy Hook school have won a legal victory in their defamation case against conspiracy theorist and Alex Jones, the host of InfoWars.

A Judge in Connecticut ruled Friday that the families who sue Jones can assess the financial documents from the Infowars site calling the hoax a shout.

Six Newtown families filed a lawsuit against Jones, the publisher and owner of Infowars, in April, accusing him of subjecting intimidation and death threats to his followers.

The prosecutors included the parents of four of the children killed in the Newtown school in 2012. His prosecutors are also family members of two deserted educators.

Six Sandy Hook families, who sue Alex Jones for defamation, were given access to Friday's InfoWars financial documents

Six Sandy Hook families, who sue Alex Jones for defamation, were given access to Friday's InfoWars financial documents

Six Sandy Hook families, who sue Alex Jones for defamation, were given access to Friday's InfoWars financial documents

Main Dawn Hochsprung

Main Dawn Hochsprung

Victoria Soto

Victoria Soto

Family members of two deserted educators – school principal Dawn Hochsprung (left) and first class teacher Victoria Soto (right) – are mentioned as plaintiffs in the lawsuit

The judge granted the families' discovery requests, giving them access to the internal marketing and financial documents of the website.

ABC news reports Jones & # 39; lawyer did not respond immediately to requests for comment.

In August, a judge denied Jones' request to dismiss the lawsuit.

Jones repeatedly shouted the Sandy Hook shooting assault & # 39; a hoax & # 39; on before he admitted that it happened.

His lawyers defended his speech in court as "rhetorical exaggeration", but denied that it was slander.

According to a statement, the prosecutors claim a long-term campaign of offensive and outrageous false statements in which Jones and the other defendants have developed, reinforced and confirmed the claims that Sandy Hook's massacre was staged and that the 26 families lost those loved ones that day are paid actors who have forged the death of their relatives. & # 39;

Daniel Barden

Daniel Barden

Dylan Hockley

Dylan Hockley

Among the prosecutors that accuse Jones are the relatives of two of the fatalities – Daniel Barden (left) and Dylan Hockley (right)

Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler

Avielle Richman

Avielle Richman

Ben Wheeler (left) and Avielle Richman (right) were also shot in the Sandy Hook massacre in December 2012. Their relatives also sue Jones

Chris Mattei, one of the lawyers representing the families, said in the statement: "From the beginning we have argued that Alex Jones and his financial network have been traded in lies and hatred to take advantage of the grief of Sandy Hook families. . That is what we want to prove, and today's statement continues that effort.

We look forward to accessing Infowars' internal marketing and financial documents to show that Jones has built an empire as nothing more than a conspiracy professional as claimed in our complaint. & # 39;

The lawsuit seeks monetary and punitive damages, attorney fees and other costs.

The prosecutors include the parents of four children killed in school – Daniel Barden, Dylan Hockley, Ben Wheeler and Avielle Richman.

His prosecutors also belong to two deserted educators – school principal Dawn Hochsprung and first class teacher Victoria Soto.

In August, a judge denied Jones' request to dismiss the lawsuit

In August, a judge denied Jones' request to dismiss the lawsuit

In August, a judge denied Jones' request to dismiss the lawsuit

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