Law & Crime reports:
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s record of losing legal battles remained unblemished this week when the Connecticut Supreme Court denied three separate delay motions in a defamation lawsuit filed against him by Sandy Hook families.
Lead plaintiff Erica Lafferty sued Jones and his InfoWars media empire in the spring of 2018 for invasion of privacy by false light, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and for allegedly violating a Connecticut statute prohibiting unfair trade practices.
The case, through numerous removals, appeals and other forms of legal wrangling, has ping-ponged across various courts for years.
The Connecticut Post reports:
The setback for Jones is the latest development in a legal battle that made headlines last summer when Jones went on the air and delivered a profanity-laden call-to-war against his “enemies” behind the Sandy Hook defamation suit.
“And so, if they want war – you know, it’s not a threat,” Jones said during the 2019 broadcast, according to court transcripts. “If you want blood, you’ve got it. Blood on the streets, man…”
“And I’m just asking the Pentagon and the patriots that are left, and 4chan and 8chan, and Anonymous, anybody (who’s) a patriot, I am under attack, and if they bring me down, they’ll bring you down,” Jones said, according to the court transcript. “I’m under attack. And I summon the mean war. I summon all of it against the enemy.”
Sandy Hook families suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones can proceed with their lawsuit.
The Connecticut Supreme Court has denied the latest attempt by the far-right talk show host to delay proceedings.
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) September 17, 2020
Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook defamation suit to continue while he appeals to US Supreme Court https://t.co/RXKxvwzDts
— Connecticut Post (@connpost) September 17, 2020