Sandy Hook Families Have Legal Victory Over Infowars
On Friday, a Connecticut judge granted discovery requests to the families of five children and two faculty members killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, according to ABC News.
The discovery requests will allow the families to have access to the internal marketing and financial documents of Infowars.
In the case against Alex Jones, the families claimed a “years-long campaign of abusive and outrageous false statements in which Jones and the other defendants have developed, amplified and perpetuated claims that the Sandy Hook massacre was staged and that the 26 families who lost loved ones that day are paid actors who faked their relative's deaths."
According to ABC News, the claims made by Jones lead to the harassment of the families both in person and through social media. In a statement, an attorney representing the families, Chris Mattei, claimed that Jones was attempting to “profit” off the grief felt by the families of the victims.
“We look forward to gaining access to Infowars' internal marketing and financial documents to show that Jones has built an empire as nothing more than a conspiracy profiteer, as alleged in our complaint." -Chris Mattei