The notorious website InfoWars, owned by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, was ordered by a Texas court to “pay all costs” in the appeal case Jones brought against the father of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook massacre. The appeal was filed by Jones as a response to a defamation suit brought forth by the boy’s father, Neil Heslin, who is suing Jones for claiming the tragic 2012 school shooting was a hoax.
Heslin sued InfoWars after Jones ranted and raved about he Sandy Hook massacre being a “false flag” attack that was directly plotted and carried out by the government. In turn, Infowars filed an appeal.
The original lawsuit Heslin filed was against Jones, the InfoWars website, InfoWars reporter Owen Shroyer and Free Speech Systems, the corporation InfoWars operates under. All were sued for defamation for Jones’ outlandish conspiracy claims, including saying the the parents of the children killed were “crisis actors.” Heslin and additional parents of the Sandy Hook victims claim they have been harassed as a direct result of Jones’ false allegations.
Justice Gisela Triana said in her ruling, “We agree with Heslin that the district court has not yet ruled on Appellants’ motion to dismiss, nor has the motion been overruled by operation of law. Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.”
There are nine family members of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting who are currently suing Jones. Jones has tried, and failed, to get two of the defamation suits dismissed. Jones was featured in a video in March, showing him in a very uncomfortable position as he tried to answer for his behavior and false comments regarding the shooting.
Proceedings regarding Jones’ appeals to the defamation suit have taken up a year of the court’s time- all because of his unyielding desire to make an already unbearable tragedy even more miserable for the families of the fallen victims.