Texas Judge denies conspiracy theorist Alex Jones & # 039; effort to dismiss Sandy Hook's defamation lawsuit

Texas State District Judge Scott Jenkins denied on Wednesday the request of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to dismiss a defamation lawsuit stemming from comments he made about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012; Jones is seen here arriving at the courthouse in Austin, Texas on April 19, 2017

Texas Judge denies the effort of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to dismiss Sandy Hook's defamation lawsuit

  • Infowars host Alex Jones filed his motion to dismiss a denied Texas suit
  • State District Judge Scott Jenkins ruled Wednesday that the defamation lawsuit against the conspiracy theorist may proceed
  • The parents of a 6-year-old boy who was among the 20 children and six adults who died in the attack in Newtown, Connecticut, can now pursue their case against him.
  • Jones called Sandy Hook's attack a "deception" before admitting that it happened
  • His lawyers defended his speech in court as "rhetorical hyperbole".

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A judge denied the request of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from comments he made about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012.

The host of Infowars is being sued for defamation in Texas by the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was among the 20 children and six adults who died in the attack in Newtown, Connecticut.

State District Judge Scott Jenkins ruled Wednesday that the case may continue.

Texas State District Judge Scott Jenkins denied on Wednesday the request of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to dismiss a defamation lawsuit stemming from comments he made about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012; Jones is seen here arriving at the courthouse in Austin, Texas on April 19, 2017

Texas State District Judge Scott Jenkins denied on Wednesday the request of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to dismiss a defamation lawsuit stemming from comments he made about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012; Jones is seen here arriving at the courthouse in Austin, Texas on April 19, 2017

Jones repeatedly called Sandy Hook's shooting attack "a deception", before admitting it happened.

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

Jenkins also refused to dismiss another similar lawsuit against Jones, presented by a man who was falsely identified on the Infowars website as the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school in February.

Jenkins also refused to dismiss another similar lawsuit against Jones, filed by a man who was falsely identified on the Infowars website as the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school in February; Jones is seen here at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas on April 17, 2017.

Jenkins also refused to dismiss another similar lawsuit against Jones, filed by a man who was falsely identified on the Infowars website as the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school in February; Jones is seen here at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas on April 17, 2017.

Jenkins also refused to dismiss another similar lawsuit against Jones, filed by a man who was falsely identified on the Infowars website as the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school in February; Jones is seen here at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas on April 17, 2017.

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