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Alex Jones Alex Jones addresses the media inside the Rayburn House Office Building ahead of a House Judiciary Committee hearing with testimony from Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Dec. 11, 2018. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

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.

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Samantha Joseph

Samantha Joseph is co-head of the Litigation Desk in ALM's global newsroom. Grad school: Newhouse Syracuse. Contact: [email protected] On Twitter: @SjosephWriter

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