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Sandy Hook Families, FBI Agent Sue Alex Jones for Defamation

May 23, 2018, 7:33 PM

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 ...