Judge hears testimony in defamation lawsuit over claims Sandy Hook shooting a hoax

InfoWars Alex Jones is staking out a free speech defense in the defamation lawsuit brought by Sandy Hook parents to contest his statements that the incident was fake and some of the parents and children were actors. The parents are claiming the Jones’ false statements resulted in death threats. Jones contends that the parents are public figures so there is a higher bar for proving defamation. (KUT News, August 1, 2018, by Avery Miles)

A University of Texas law professor thinks the parents can meet the challenge of proving reckless disregard for the truth and prevail in court. Jones has recently tamped down his rhetoric calling the mass shooting of the elementary school students a tragedy. (KERA News, August 1, 2018, by Gus Contreras)