Such an asshole!
Courtesy of NYT:
Lawyers for the families of two Sandy Hook shooting victims are accusing the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars media business of intentionally destroying evidence relevant to the defamation cases against him, according to a motion filed on Friday in a Texas court.
Mr. Jones is being sued by the families of nine Sandy Hook victims for spreading false claims that the 2012 shooting at the elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that killed 20 first-graders and six adults was a government-backed hoax, and that the families of the dead were actors.
At least some of the deleted content was considered evidence in the Sandy Hook cases, and Mr. Jones had been informed in writing in April that he was obligated by law to preserve all relevant material, according to the court filing in District Court in Travis County in Austin.
“As pressure mounted from pending defamation lawsuits and growing public indignation, Mr. Jones chose to destroy evidence of his actual malice and defamatory conduct,” the motion filed on Friday said. “Infowars deleted critical evidence at the precise moment plaintiff and his experts were attempting to marshal that evidence.”
The suit said that it was not known how much content had been deleted, but that it included written social media materials and videos. The motion was filed on behalf of Neil Heslin, father of Jesse Lewis, a 6-year-old killed at Sandy Hook, by Mark Bankston, Kyle Farrar and William Ogden of Farrar & Ball in Houston.
Over the five years since the shooting, families of the Sandy Hook victims have been stalked, threatened and subjected to online abuse by Mr. Jones’s followers, after he spread false claims about the mass shooting, calling it “synthetic, completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured,” according to court documents.
Such a cowardly POS.
Alex Jones has been terrorizing these families for years, accusing them of lying about their dead children and forcing them to move multiple times, and then when the focus is shifted his way he suddenly curls up in the fetal position and starts destroying the evidence of his harassing behaviors.