Trey Borzillieri — one of the directors of Netflix’s hit documentary ‘Evil Genius’ — believes investigators need to take another look at the notorious case … because the show exposed some major lies. If you aren’t familiar … ‘Evil Genius’ is…
Sandy Hook Parents File Defamation Lawsuit Against Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Over Calling The 2012 Shooting A Hoax!
The parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre have had enough of Alex Jones accusing them of being “crisis actors.”
Two defamation lawsuits were filed on Monday against the InfoWars host, accusing Jones, a popular conspiracy theorist who has claimed the 2012 shooting was a hoax, of peddling lies that have resulted in death threats.
The lawsuits — filed by Neil Heslin (above, right), the father of a 6-year-old boy killed in the shooting, and Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, whose child Noah was also killed — are seeking more than $ 1 million in damages from Jones, InfoWars, and Free Speech Systems LLC.
Mark Bankston, the lawyer handling the cases for the parents, told HuffPost:
“Even after these folks had to experience this trauma, for the next five years they were tormented by Alex Jones with vicious lies about them. And these lies were meant to convince his audience that the Sandy Hook parents are frauds and have perpetrated a sinister lie on the American people.”
There are at least two other cases that accuse Jones of defamation.
Over the past few years, Jones has regularly perpetuated the conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook shooting, which left more than 20 people dead, was staged by the government. Like other conspiracy theorists, he has claimed that the parents of the child victims were merely crisis actors hired to sell the story.
He claimed in November 2016:
“The only problem is, I’ve watched a lot of soap operas, and I’ve seen actors before. And I know when I’m watching a movie and when I’m watching something real.”
Bankston, however, insists the parents are nothing but “genuine.” He told the publication:
“Anyone, parents or not, who spends 15 minutes talking to one of these parents will understand immediately how vile this lie was, and how genuine their pain is.”
Most recently, the InfoWars host has set his sights on Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, whom he has also accused of being a “crisis actor.”
Um… okay Jones.[Image via InfoWars/CNN.]
Ron Jeremy’s in the clear for a sexual assault case in Washington State … TMZ has learned. A rep with the Tacoma City Attorney’s Office tells TMZ … Ron won’t face any criminal charges after a woman accused him of sexual assault in September…
Fox News host Shepard Smith called out President Donald Trump on Monday for backpedaling on his vow to reform gun control. After publicly stating earlier this month that the National Rifle Association had little power over him, the president tweeted Monday that the White House would support NRA-approved gun control measures, which include arming teachers and a limited expansion of background checks. Trump said there was not “much political support” for raising the age limit to purchase firearms from 18 to 21 years old.
Tim Donaghy ain’t goin’ back to prison … ’cause officials in Florida are NOT filing charges against the ex-NBA ref after allegedly threatening a man with a hammer … TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story … Donaghy was…
Donald Trump Goes After Anna Wintour, Apparently Confusing Vanity Fair With Vogue — And Twitter Is NOT Letting Him Off The Hook!
Well, apparently our Commander-In-Chief wanted to get in on the fun of bashing a media organization — but of course he couldn’t defend Hillary…
But, um, Wintour is the editor-in-chief of Vogue, not VF. For nearly 30 years. Everyone knows that. Surely he doesn’t think the artistic director of Condé Nast would be at all responsible a little video from another magazine, right?
Vanity Fair, which looks like it is on its last legs, is bending over backwards in apologizing for the minor hit they took at Crooked H. Anna Wintour, who was all set to be Amb to Court of St James’s & a big fundraiser for CH, is beside herself in grief & begging for forgiveness!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2017
Aw. He probably thought he was being so sophisticated tweeting that while washing down his well-done steak and ketchup with his 12th Diet Coke of the day.
See what everyone else thought…
Let me help you out here because apparently Melania didn’t.
Anna Wintour has been the editor-in-chief of VOGUE since 1988, NOT VANITY FAIR.
Wrong magazine idiot.
Well, this will surely go into the “Who am I? Why am I here?” moment for sure.
Dotard Trump forgets that Anna Wintour is with Vogue, not Vanity Fair.#ThursdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/tmpVmRKRTo
— Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) December 28, 2017
[Image via Newspix.pl/JLN Photography/Lia Toby/WENN.]
Blac Chyna laid down the hook on a new rap song, and it’s poppin’ … literally. We got a snippet of the track produced by Mally Mall — the guy who made Chyna’s ex, Tyga, a rap star. She spit the lyrics a few weeks back. She only does…
Ryan Lochte can breathe a sigh of relief…
As we reported, during the Rio Olympics last summer, the swimmer lied to authorities when he said he was robbed at gunpoint by men pretending to be cops. In actuality, the “robbers” were gas station security guards who stopped Lochte and teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen for vandalizing property.
The gold medalist was charged with falsely reporting a crime.
Fast forward to Friday, the 32-year-old has been cleared of all charges.
According to the judge, Lochte told the fabricated story AFTER cops approached him for questioning. Thus, he never set out to lie.
Since the incident, the athlete got engaged to model Kayla Rae Reid in October 2016, and they had their first child Caiden Zane Lochte in June of this year.[Image via PNP/WENN.]
Corinne Olympios’ boyfriend knew exactly what he was signing up for when she decided to go on “Bachelor in Paradise” … with one HUGE caveat. Sources close to the couple tell TMZ … Corinne and her BF, Jordan Gielchinsky, agreed she would NOT hook…
Utah Jazz center Jeff Withey will NOT be prosecuted for domestic violence — despite the fact cops believe there WAS a physical altercation with his Playboy Bunny ex-fiancee. TMZ Sports has learned … Withey was investigated by the Manhattan…
We guess we can’t call him Kendall Jenner‘s stalker anymore!
It turns out that the jury found Shavaughn NOT guilty for stalking! But, the 25-year-old isn’t entirely off the hook. He was found guilty of trespassing.
But, considering Miz Jenner had “never been so scared” after the incident, we can’t imagine the 20-year-old is super comfortable with the verdict.
Shavaughn will be sentenced on November 11.[Image via WENN.]
Hillary Clinton’s New Ad Starring The Daughter Of Deceased Sandy Hook Principal Will Bring You To Tears! WATCH HERE!
This absolutely touched our hearts!
On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton released her latest ad featuring Erica Smegielski, the daughter of deceased Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung.
In the moving clip, Smegielski believes the former Secretary of State is the only candidate who can reform gun laws.
“No more families should have to go through what we have. Hillary Clinton is the only candidate that has what it takes to take on the gun lobby. No one is fighting harder to reform our gun laws than Hillary.”
In fact, Clinton and Erica’s mother are both strong-willed and strong-minded women.
“She reminds me of my mother: she isn’t scared of anything. And that’s how I know she is the person who can actually make a difference.”
When the 68-year-old won the New York Primary Tuesday night, she dedicated the final portion of her speech to Erica.
“You know, like the mothers of Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin and so many others, Erica has turned her sorrow into a strategy and her mourning into a movement.”
To see the clip, ch-ch-check it out (below) .[Image via WENN.]
Kesha’s strongly suggesting Sony finally offered to let her out of her contract, but she says the price — apologizing to Dr. Luke — was way too high. Kesha says, “I got offered my freedom IF I were to lie. I would have to APOLOGIZE publicly and…