Sandy Hook families sue Alex Jones for defamation

Lester Mason
April 17, 2018

In a segment from April past year on Jones" radio show, which was called "Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed', he claimed an interview De La Rosa gave to CNN's Anderson Cooper after the shooting was fake.

In the five years since the Sandy Hook shooting, Infowars host Alex Jones has repeatedly labeled the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax involving actors, ran a segment last April called "Sandy Hook Vampires Exposed", and accused CNN and Anderson Cooper of using a green screen to stage scenes.

Heslin's lawsuit details a clip shared on InfoWars questioning if he actually held his dead son, because a medical examiner previously said parents wouldn't be allowed to see or touch their deceased children.

The lawsuits allege that Jones constantly calling the parents "crisis actors" and insisting the shooting was a false flag operation has defamed them and led to victims' families receiving death threats.

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.

The lawsuits were filed in Texas because Jones media company, Infowars, is based in Austin. Kelly had asked Heslin what he thought of the conspiracy theorist's previous claims that the shooting was a "giant hoax".

Shroyer said it couldn't have happened because the victims were identified through photographs - but the suit says the bodies were ultimately turned over to the families. On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and then shot himself in the head when officials arrived at the scene. In 2017, InfoWars accused De La Rosa of being an actor, rather than the parent of a child killed in the CT mass shooting, according to the complaint.

Bankston said he thinks it is a "surreal experience" as a father.

The parents made a decision to sue more than five years after the attacks because they had concluded Jones has no intention of leaving them alone, Bankston said.

Jones, 44, did not immediately return a request for comment submitted through his website on Tuesday morning.

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