Alex Jones lies are catching up with him in a big way.
Courtesy of ABC News:
Six families of victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School won a legal victory Friday in their fight against controversial radio and internet personality Alex Jones.
A judge in Connecticut has granted the families’ discovery requests, allowing them access to, among other things, Infowars’ internal marketing and financial documents.
The judge has scheduled a hearing next week to decide whether to allow the plaintiffs’ attorneys to depose Jones.
The families sued Jones and Infowars for defamation and accused him of perpetuating 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.”
Jones has sought to dismiss the lawsuit. “Plaintiffs suffered a horrible tragedy,” his defense attorney, Jay M. Wolman, wrote in a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. “Alex Jones and Infowars are not responsible for this tragedy. To punish them for First Amendment protected speech on this matter of public concern will not bring back the lives lost.”
That last statement by the defense attorney for Alex Jones is extraordinarily tone deaf.
Jones attacked these people while they were mourning the deaths of their babies, and had the audacity to claim that they were lying about their loss and that their actions were politically motivated.
That is simply indefensible, and hiding behind the 1st Amendment is disgusting.
I hope that getting access to these financial records allows us to see just who helped to finance him while he was berating these innocent people and whether they themselves had a political agenda.
That’s right, I am looking at you NRA.