Sandy Hook de­nier gets slap in court

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY LARRY MCSHANE

Sandy Hook con­spir­acy the­o­rist Alex Jones must grant the fam­i­lies of seven vic­tims killed in the school mas­sacre full ac­cess to his web­site's mar­ket­ing and fi­nan­cial doc­u­ments.

The Fri­day morn­ing rul­ing by Con­necti­cut State Su­pe­rior Court Judge Bar­bara Bel­lis was quickly hailed by the plain­tiffs in a law­suit against Jones, who has as­serted in the past that the ex­e­cu­tion of 26 stu­dents and fac­ulty mem­bers was a scam.

“From the be­gin­ning, we have al­leged that Alex Jones and his fi­nan­cial net­work traf­ficked in lies and hate in or­der to profit from the grief of the Sandy Hook fam­i­lies,” said at­tor­ney Chris Mat­tei, rep­re­sent­ing the seven plain­tiff fam­i­lies who sued Jones.

The par­ents of five slain chil­dren, along with rel­a­tives of two mur­dered staff mem­bers, brought the law­suit against the rab­bler­ous­ing In­foWars web­site. An FBI agent who re­sponded to the heart­break­ing Dec. 14, 2012, mass shoot­ing scene at the Sandy Hook Ele­men­tary School is also a plain­tiff.

Jones sug­gested on more than one oc­ca­sion that the mass shoot­ing in­side an ele­men­tary school was a hoax.

“I've watched a lot of soap op­eras,” Jones once said of the grue­some killings by a de­ranged lo­cal youth. “And I've seen ac­tors be­fore. And I know when I'm watch­ing a movie and when I'm watch­ing some­thing real.”

Bel­lis granted lawyers for the fam­i­lies ac­cess to Jones' In­foWars site to ex­am­ine its in­ter­nal mar­ket­ing and fi­nan­cial doc­u­ments.

“We look for­ward to gaining ac­cess to In­foWars' in­ter­nal mar­ket­ing and fi­nan­cial doc­u­ments to show that Jones has built an em­pire as noth­ing more than a con­spir­acy prof­i­teer,” said Mat­tei.

There was no im­me­di­ate re­sponse from Jones' at­tor­ney to the rul­ing.

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