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Parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook Primary Attacks on Monday filed defamation suits against the right-wing conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones, who questioned the authenticity of the shootings in 2012, which killed 26 people, including 20 children.
Leonard Pozner and his former wife, Veronique De La Rosa, parents of Noah Pozner, and Neil Heslin, father of Jesse Lewis, seek more than $ 1 million in separate lawsuits.
The two libel lawsuits were filed in Austin, Texas, where Jones lives and claimed that the massacre was "a huge hoax" and "that the whole thing was wrong," staged by the federal government, which hired professional actors to undermine their rights of the second amendment.
"This conspiracy theory, propelled by InfoWars and Mr. Jones since the day of the shooting, claims that the Sandy Hook massacre did not occur, or that it was staged by the government and hid using actors Parents of the victims are participants in a terrible cover-up, "said the plaintiffs in their suits.
Both boys were among 20 first graders who were killed in Newtown school Conn.
A few days after the shootout, Noah's mother told NPR that the six-year-old boy was "a bonfire, energy, unsustainable – love, light, everything, the essence of life."
Jones does not respond to NPR's comment.
The New York Times reported that the lawsuits "constituted the first civil claim of the parents accusing Mr. Jones of defamation."
The lawsuits report a series of articles posted on InfoWars.com, as well as Jones hosted programs in which he is sometimes accompanied by reporter Owen Shroyer or an unnamed producer in which the plaintiffs say he has one "Years of campaigning to convince their audience that Sandy Hook was fake and that parents are lying."
In the case of Pozner and De La Rosa, the court documents refer to an episode of The Alex Jones Show  Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed in the Jones Allegedly, CNN allegedly used a series of green screens in its coverage of the aftermath of the shootout. As evidence, Jones argued that CNN moderator Anderson Cooper's footage contained some glitches over a badly placed green screen.
The complaint, however, explains the reason for the video anomalies: "The visual effect described by Mr. Jones is the result of video compression by motion compensation."
Heslin's lawsuit states that "the case" stems from InfoWars' allegation in the summer of 2017 that the plaintiff lied about whether he had actually kept his son's body and observed a bullet hole in his head. This heartless and evil act of defamation ignited Sandy Hook's "false flag" conspiracy and tore open the emotional wounds the plaintiff was so desperately trying to heal.
The families filing the lawsuits also claim Jones's claims have led some of his listeners to direct death threats against the families of the victims. [19659008InbothcasesthecaseisdescribedindetailbyLucyRichardsaFlorida-bornwomansentencedtofivemonthsinprisonforthreateningPoznerandthejudgeinthecasealsoruledthatRichards"didnothaveaccesstoalistafterherrelease"MsRichardsarrestandconvictionareanominousreminderofthedangeremanatingfromMrJones"continuestolieabouttheallegedroleoftheplaintiffsinfakingSandyHook"
The lawsuits claim that the defendants acted maliciously and their defamatory publications earned the reputation d violated the reputation of the plaintiffs and exposed them to "public and private hatred, contempt and ridicule". In another case, a former foreign service official is accused of having received death threats from Jones – inspired conspiracy theorists after He saw a video of a woman driving a car last year in Charlottesville, Virginia.