Alex Jones loses bid to throw out defamation cases from Sandy Hook parents

The Texas Supreme Court has rejected a request from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to dismiss four defamation lawsuits filed by parents of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School…

The four suits focused on various comments made by Mr Jones in the wake of the shooting, including his claims that it was “a giant hoax” and a “false flag” intended to help gain support for gun control measures, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

One of the suits focused on Mr Jones disputing a claim from the father of a six-year-old killed in the shooting, who said that he held his dead son in his arms in the aftermath.

While another noted statements made by Mr Jones where he claimed that the shooting was “as phony as a three-dollar bill” and that the parents were not actually grieving their dead children.