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Texas Judge denies conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ effort to dismiss Sandy Hook defamation lawsuit

Texas Judge denies conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ effort to dismiss Sandy Hook defamation lawsuit

  • Infowars host Alex Jones had his motion to dismiss a lawsuit denied in Texas
  • State District Judge Scott Jenkins ruled on Wednesday that the defamation suit against the conspiracy theorist can proceed
  • The parents of a 6-year-old who was among the 20 children and six adults killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, attack will can now pursue their case against him
  • Jones called the Sandy Hook attack ‘a hoax,’ before admitting it occurred
  • His attorneys defended his speech in court as ‘rhetorical hyperbole’

A judge has denied conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ request to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from comments he made about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

The Infowars host is being sued for defamation in Texas by the parents of a 6-year-old who was among the 20 children and six adults killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, attack.  

State District Judge Scott Jenkins ruled on Wednesday that the case can proceed.

Texas State District Judge Scott Jenkins on Wednesday denied conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ request to dismiss a defamation lawsuit stemming from comments he made about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre; Jones is seen here arriving the courthouse in Austin, Texas on April 19, 2017

Jones repeatedly called the Sandy Hook shooting attack ‘a hoax,’ before admitting it occurred.

His attorneys defended his speech in court as ‘rhetorical hyperbole,’ but denied it was defamation. 

Jenkins also refused to dismiss another similar lawsuit against Jones, brought by a man who was falsely identified on the Infowars website as the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school in February.  

Jenkins also refused to dismiss another similar lawsuit against Jones, brought by a man who was falsely identified on the Infowars website as the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school in February; Jones is seen here at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas on April 17, 2017

Jenkins also refused to dismiss another similar lawsuit against Jones, brought by a man who was falsely identified on the Infowars website as the gunman who killed 17 people at a Florida high school in February; Jones is seen here at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas on April 17, 2017

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