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USConnecticut judge rules for Sandy Hook families, allows review of financials for InfoWars publisher Alex Jones

03:20  12 january  2019
03:20  12 january  2019 Source:   nydailynews.com

Roku adds Alex Jones' Infowars channel six months after others banned him

Roku adds Alex Jones' Infowars channel six months after others banned him The streaming service says "voices on all sides of an issue or cause are free to operate a channel."

A Texas judge denied the motion by the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against him and his Infowars operation by the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim, in a ruling released on Thursday.

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Connecticut judge rules for Sandy Hook families, allows review of financials for InfoWars publisher Alex Jones© Abaca Press / Sipa USA via AP

Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must grant the families of seven victims killed in the school massacre full access to his web site’s marketing and financial documents.

Roku removes Alex Jones' Infowars channel after backlash from users and families of those killed in Sandy Hook shooting

Roku removes Alex Jones' Infowars channel after backlash from users and families of those killed in Sandy Hook shooting Roku originally said Infowars didn't violate its policies, but less than 24 hours later it said it had "determined that the channel should be removed" after hearing from "concerned parties."

AUSTIN, Tex. — In the five years since Noah Pozner was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., death threats and online harassment have forced his parents, Veronique De La Rosa and Leonard Pozner, to relocate seven times.

Image caption Alex Jones , a right-wing conspiracy theorist, has repeatedly claimed the Sandy Hook massacre was fake. The parents of a 2012 mass shooting victim can sue Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation, a Texas judge has ruled . Mr Jones sought to dismiss the suit

The Friday morning ruling by Connecticut State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis was quickly hailed by the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Jones, who has asserted in the past that the execution of 26 students and faculty members was a scam.

“From the beginning, we have alleged that Alex Jones and his financial network trafficked in lies and hate in order to profit from the grief of the Sandy Hook families,” said attorney Chris Mattei, representing the seven plaintiff families who sued Jones.

Roku Drops InfoWars and Alex Jones After Social Media Pressure

Roku Drops InfoWars and Alex Jones After Social Media Pressure Streaming platform Roku dropped its channel for InfoWars late on Tuesday, in a reversal that comes hours after the streaming network had said the conspiracy theory outlet didn’t violate its content policies. Digiday reported Tuesday that Roku had added a new InfoWars channel. Roku said in a statement that the service doesn’t “curate or censor based on viewpoint.” But by Tuesday evening, Roku changed its mind as subscribers threatening to cancel their service, tweeting that it had made the decision to shut down the channel after hearing “from concerned parties.” InfoWars didn’t respond to an immediate request for comment.

Mr Jones is seeking more than 0,000 in court costs from the Pozner family . Efforts to reach Mr Jones on his mobile phone and through the InfoWars Independent Minds Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Minds. It allows our most engaged readers to

Families of two children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School have filed lawsuits in Texas against controversial radio talk show host Alex Jones for Both families are represented by Houston attorney Mark Bankston, who filed a previous lawsuit against Jones and Infowars for misidentifying the

The parents of five slain children, along with relatives of two murdered staff members, brought the lawsuit against the rabble-rousing InfoWars web site. An FBI agent who responded to the heartbreaking Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting scene at the Sandy Hook Elementary School is also a plaintiff.

Jones suggested on more than one occasion that the mass shooting inside an elementary school was a hoax.

“I’ve watched a lot of soap operas,” Jones once said of the gruesome killings by a deranged local youth. “And I’ve seen actors before. And I know when I’m watching a movie and when I’m watching something real.”

Bellis granted lawyers for the families access to Jones’ InfoWars web site to examine its internal marketing and financial documents.

“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,” said Mattei.

There was no immediate response from Jones’ attorney to the ruling.

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