The father of amassacre has filed a lawsuit for defamation against the authors of a book claiming the shooting never happened – the recent victory for the relatives the victims who have taken a more aggressive attitude towards conspiracy theorists.
The book "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook" was also pulled out to assert claims against the publisher submitted by Lenny Pozner, whose 6-year-old son Noah was killed in the shooting.
"My personal interactions with Mr. Pozner made me believe that Mr. Pozner is telling the truth about the death of his son," said Dave Gahary, chief executive of Moon Rock Books Monday. "I would like to apologize to the Pozner family wholeheartedly and sincerely."
A judge in Wisconsin issued a summary judgment on Monday against authors James Fetzer and Mike Palacek.
For years, Pozner has been pushing for scammers who have done so, harassing him, exposing him to death threats, claiming he is an actor, and that his son never existed. He has for years been leading Facebook and others to remove conspiracy videos and set up a website to expose conspiracy theories.
Lately, others who lost relatives have joined the fight. Connecticut. After years of tacit harassment and ridicule, some have changed their approach and decided that the only way to stop it is to fight it. Their efforts have upset the scammers, including Alex Jones, host of the conspiratorial Infowars website.
Robbie Parker, whose six-year-old daughter Emilie was among 20 first graders and six educators killed in Sandy Hook, spent years ignoring people who called him a crisis actor. His family moved to the West Coast, but the harassment did not stop. He would get letters from people who found his address. He was once stopped in a parking garage by a man who insulted him and said the shooting had never happened.
"At a young age, you are taught that you ignore thugs and they eventually leave you alone," Parker said. "But over time and as my other girls got older, I realized they were not stopping and some were getting worse and more personal."
Parker is now part of a lawsuit against Jones, testified before Congress, and urged changes to social media platforms like YouTube, which were announced this month, to ban videos featuring the Sandy Hook shoot and others deny "well-documented events".
"First the lawsuits and" Until it became general news that people realized they were complicit in it and started to moderate the content, "Parker said state courts in Connecticut, Florida, Texas and Wisconsin.
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Frank Remington, judge at the Dane County Circuit Court in Wisconsin, ruled Monday that Pozner had been defamed by Fetzer and Palacek, whose book claims Pozner's lawyer, Jake Zimmerman, said that his death certificate was among others Forged by Noah, a claim-fixing process has been scheduled for October.
"If Mr. Fetzer wants to believe that Sandy Hook n He has the right to be mistaken, even though my son never existed. But he does not have the right to spread these beliefs when they slander or harass me, "Pozner said," He has no right to use my baby's picture or our name as a marketing trick to raise funds or donate his products Selling. He does not have the right to convince others to hunt my family. "
Before the Fetzer case, one judge said," The evidence clearly shows that this is not a massacre, but a FEMA exercise . "
" If you believe something else, you are being played, "said Fetzer at that time.
] An edited copy of the actual death certificate is attached to Pozner's lawsuit, and Pozner also had DNA samples taken and those of the medical Comparing the investigator in Connecticut to prove that Noah was his son, he included Noah's birth certificate, testimonies and medical records in his public records.
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Lucy Richards, a woman from Florida, was sentenced to five months in prison for pronouncing Poznan's death threats banned from websites run by conspiracy theorists such as Fetzer.
Christopher Mattei, a lawyer who represents the families in their suit in Connecticut against Jones, said his clients wanted to live their lives free from this type of harassment. They also want those cheats to know that they are real people who are already emotionally devastated. "If the mourning process involves justifying your grief or proving your child's existence," he said, "it makes it very difficult."