Host Alex Jones Responds To Sandy Hook Lawsuits

April 17, 2018 - 11:28 pm

Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has responded to the families of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School students who have filed lawsuits against him for claiming the shooting didn't happen.

Jones said Tuesday in a YouTube video that the families are being used by the Democratic Party and the news media, and that he believes Sandy Hook "really happened."

In the video, Jones invited parents who lost their children to his show to have a "real discussion" about guns. He also says he believes the lawsuits will be thrown out.

The defamation lawsuits were filed by the parents in Texas, the home state of Jones' media company, Infowars. The lawsuits allege that Jones' insistence that the shooting was staged led others to make death threats against the victims' families.