Alex Jones Loses Again

Families of Sandy Hook victims score another victory
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 12, 2019 12:50 PM CST
In this April 17, 2017, file photo, "Infowars" host Alex Jones arrives at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas.   (Tamir Kalifa/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

(Newser) – Chalk up another one for Sandy Hook families. A Connecticut judge ruled Friday that six families of people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 can review legal documents of conspiracy peddler Alex Jones' website, InfoWars—which claimed the school shooting was a hoax, per ABC News. The ruling allowed most of the families' discovery requests to proceed in a lawsuit against Jones and the site. The families say they've been harassed and threatened since Jones portrayed the shooting as a conspiracy intended to inspire tighter gun-control laws, per Newsweek. No evidence of a conspiracy has arisen, but Fortune says such "crisis actor" theories emerge after most US mass shootings. (This isn't Jones' first legal setback against Sandy Hook parents.)

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