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The father of murdered six-year-old Jesse Lewis, Neil Heslin, is also suing Jones in a separate but related lawsuit. "This heartless and vile act of defamation reignited the Sandy Hook "false flag" conspiracy and tore open the emotional wounds that plaintiff has tried so desperately to heal". The shooting left 26 people dead, including 20 children, in 2012. The gunman, Adam Lanza, killed himself as police arrived at the school, but a clear motive for the rampage has never been identified. At a segment on his tv series phoned "Sandy Hook Vampires uncovered", which aired on April 22, 2017, Mr. Jones emphasized a meeting that Ms. De La Rosa did with Anderson Cooper of CNN following the capturing.
Jones, 44, did not immediately return a request for comment submitted through his website on Tuesday morning.
Both lawsuits are seeking more than $1 million in damages from Jones and his Internet news show Infowars.
The lawsuits, filed on Monday in Austin, Texas, center around the conspiracy theories Jones has peddled about the school shooting, including that it was a hoax, HuffPost reports.
Jones has pushed similar views about the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed, referring to the attack as a "false flag", or staged, operation. As for the death threats, the HuffPost reports there's an Infowars element: Lucy Richards was last summer sentenced to five months in prison for leaving parent Leonard Pozner voicemails threatening death; his suit notes that her sentence barred her from visiting Infowars.
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