Bloomberg Law
May 23, 2018, 7:33 PM

Sandy Hook Families, FBI Agent Sue Alex Jones for Defamation

Bernie Pazanowski
Bernie Pazanowski

Families of victims of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and an FBI agent who was a first responder at the scene, sued media personality Alex Jones for defamation May 23.

At the heart of the suit filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn., are Jones’s on-air comments that the shooting was “fake,” “staged,” and used actors. Jones has also said he’s done research that proves the shooting “just pretty much didn’t happen,” and "[t]he whole thing is a giant hoax.”

The plaintiffs allege they have been subjected to harassment, death threats, and personal attacks ...

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