Courthouse News reports:
A Virginia federal judge ruled on Friday a defamation suit can move forward against Alex Jones, former Florida Rep. Allen West and other right-wing commentators who claimed a former State Department official was a “deep state” operative after he posted video online that showed a white supremacist plow his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 at the “Unite the Right” rally.
Brennan Gilmore recorded the murder of Heyer, a counter protestor at the white nationalist rally on August 12, 2017 as James Alex Fields, Jr. drove his car into the crowd. Days later, conspiracy articles and videos began to claim that Gilmore conspired to orchestrate violence in Charlottesville for political purposes.
Along with Jones and West, defendants include Scott Creighton from Tampa, Florida who posted an article that said Gilmore was an accessory to the violence; Derrick Wilburn and Michele Hickford who were connected to a defamatory article; right-wing blog editor James Hoft of Gateway Pundit; and Lee Stranahan and Lee Ann Fleissner also known as Lee Ann McAdoo, who appeared in an Infowars video.
Like Jones, Gateway Pundit is currently being sued for multiple other false claims. There’s much more about this latest suit at the link.