Alex Jones faces new defamation lawsuit, hires attorney
By Daniel Terrill
Alex Jones, of InfoWars, recently grew a beard. (Photo: Twitter)
Family of another Sandy Hook school shooting victim sued Alex Jones for defamation as the conspiracy theorist hired lawyers who also represent a neo-Nazi in unrelated free speech case as his defense.
William Sherlach, whose wife Mary Scherlach was killed in the 2012 attack, has joined seven other families with claims against Jones. On his show InfoWars, Jones has spread falsehoods about the incident and the victims to support the narrative that the shooting was a hoax and government conspiracy to undermine gun rights.
The complaint filed Monday in a Bridgeport Superior Court in Connecticut has not yet appeared in the court’s online system, but the Connecticut Law Tribune reports that the document includes similar arguments as the lawsuit filed by the seven other plaintiffs. In fact, the families are using the same attorneys who plan to combine the cases.
“Even though overwhelming—and indisputable—evidence exists showing exactly what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, certain individuals have persistently perpetuated a monstrous, unspeakable lie: that the Sandy Hook shooting was staged, and that the families who lost loved ones that day are actors who faked their relatives’ deaths,” the lawsuit says