The Daily Beast reports:
Marcel Fontaine, who was falsely declared a suspect in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting by conspiracy-theorist website InfoWars, is now suing Alex Jones for more than a million dollars.
Fontaine, a young man from Massachusetts, filed suit in the district court of Travis County, Texas on Monday against InfoWars head Alex Jones; InfoWars reporter Kit Daniels; InfoWars LLC; and Free Speech Systems, LLC, InfoWars’ parent company. The suit charges that InfoWars “irreparably tainted” his reputation in a report that falsely claimed he was suspected as the Stoneman Douglas shooter.
Daniels’ story about the shooting, published Feb. 14, included a picture of Fontaine. “And another alleged photo of the suspect shows communist garb,” Daniels wrote, above the picture of Fontaine. “Shooter is a commie,” InfoWars blared.
Marcel Fontaine’s lawyer says he’s received death threats since InfoWars accused him of being the shooter https://t.co/tDwsJ6HDB1
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) April 2, 2018
A picture showed Fontaine wearing a novelty T-shirt — “Communist Party,” \
“Shooter is a commie,” InfoWars blared.
— Barry Fries (@SpenceBertID) April 2, 2018