Legal troubles mounted Friday for conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones after a federal judge in Virginia ruled a defamation lawsuit can proceed against him and other defendants over the Charlottesville rallies that led to the death of protester Heather Heyer.

Jones is a co-defendant, along with his media company Infowars LLC and others, including former Florida Rep. Allen West, in a suit filed by plaintiff Brennan M. Gilmore, whose video of Heyer’s death went viral.