'Crisis actors': Sandy Hook parents sue InfoWars host for defamation

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Infowars reporter Owen Shroyer is also named in Heslin's lawsuit.

"I held my child having a bullet hole through his thoughts", Mr. Heslin educated me.

But that claim is "manifestly false", according to the lawsuit.

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. It's not Bankston's first defamation filing against Jones and Infowars: He filed such a suit in April over their false ID of a MA man as the Parkland school shooter.

Jones claimed the entire interview was fake because of the background screen during the interview.

Mr. Jones proposes that they are just actors. Despite this, noted right-wing conspiracy theorist Jones continues to insist it was a "giant hoax" and those behind it are advocates for gun control. "How do you deal with a total hoax?"

Jones has been at the forefront of a small, but dedicated, Sandy Hook truther movement for several years.

The documents show the parents are suing Jones for defamation and seek damages in excess of $1 million. "I did deep research", Jones said.

The first of two lawsuits, filed in Austin, Texas, where Jones resides and from where he broadcasts his Infowars show, was filed by Leonard Pozner and his ex-wife, Veronique De La Rosa, whose son Noah Pozner was killed. "Those statements in 2017 were part of a long history of lies peddled by Jones".

"Even after these folks had to experience this trauma, for the next five years they were tormented by Alex Jones with vicious lies about them", Mark Bankston, the lawyer for both cases, told the Huffington Post.

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