Alex Jones Ordered By Court to be Deposed in Sandy Hook Defamation Case
Outspoken Infowars owner Alex Jones has been ordered by a Connecticut court to appear for a five-hour deposition by the attorneys representing the victim’s families in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.????The families are suing Jones for defamation after the controversial host has repeatedly claimed the 2012 mass shooting that killed twenty children and six adults was a hoax.????The lawsuit alleges Jones knew his theory was false but continued to say the shootings never happened to gain higher ratings and attract new sponsors.????One of the plaintiffs, Mark Barden whose son Daniel was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, released a statement about Jones following the judge’s ruling.????“...It is far beyond time that he be held accountable for the pain his false narratives have caused so many and today’s ruling brings us one step closer to doing that.”????Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, who ruled that Jones must appear for the deposition also ruled that three others critical to the operations of Infowars may also be called to be deposed.????A motion to dismiss the case was previously filed by Jones’ attorney, claiming his client’s speech was protected by the First Amendment.