Noah Pozner's Parents Sue Alex Jones Over Sandy Hook 'Hoax' Claim

Ceria Alfonso
Abril 17, 2018

Families of children who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary shooting are suing radio host Alex Jones for defamation.

The two lawsuits were filed on Monday afternoon by Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, the parents of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, and by Neil Heslin, the father of 6-year-old Jesse Heslin. Jones' InfoWars media site and affiliated Free Speech Systems were also named as defendants.

The lawsuits were filed in Travis County District Court in Texas, where Jones lives and operates Infowars.

A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012, in an attack that ranks among the five deadliest mass shootings by a single gunman in USA history. The other lawsuit alleges that Heslin was accused of "lying about whether he actually held his son's body and observed a bullet hole in his head". The lawsuit claims that the parents received death threats because of the repeated lies that are being spread about the shooting. The outspoken host is once again under fire over his claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax. "They glitch", Jones said, per a transcript of the show in the lawsuit. Jones apologized in 2017 for helping propagate the fictitious "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that Washington, D.C., pizzeria Comet Ping Pong was a front for a child sex trafficking ring led by John Podesta.

The 2012 Sandy Hook shooting left more than 20 people dead.

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"The whole thing is a giant hoax".

Soon after the segment, Infowars reporter Owen Shroyer told viewers that the father's claim wasn't possible because the coroner identified victims through photos and not in person. That's not something you would just misspeak on, ' Shroyer said.

The second lawsuit by, Pozner and De La Rosa, who were married at the time of the shooting, focuses on an April 2017 broadcast on Infowars where Jones discussed an interview De La Rosa gave to CNN's Anderson Cooper shortly after the tragedy near Edmunds Town Hall in Newtown.

Jones has pushed similar views about the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed, referring to the attack as a "false flag", or staged, operation.

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