Trial lawyers from Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder filed another lawsuit Monday against media personality Alex Jones, this one on behalf of William Sherlach, whose wife Mary Sherlach was a school psychologist killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“This is a civil action for damages leading from the mass shooting that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012,” the complaint begins. “Just before 9:30 a.m. that morning, Adam Lanza shot his way into the locked school with a Bushmaster XM15-E2S. In less than five minutes, he shot and killed 20 first-grade children and six adults. Two others were wounded. That tragic day left behind 26 families that will never be whole again.”
The new suit was filed in Bridgeport Superior Court in Connecticut. A spokesman for the firm said it will be combined with another lawsuit already filed on behalf of an FBI agent and the families of six victims of the shooting.
The same lawyers—Bill Bloss, Josh Koskoff and Matt Blumenthal—filed the latest defamation lawsuit, claiming that Jones and his companies and associates have perpetrated a campaign of lies and innuendo, misleading listeners to believe the shooting was a hoax and a government conspiracy.
“Even though overwhelming—and indisputable—evidence exists showing exactly what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, certain individuals have persistently perpetuated a monstrous, unspeakable lie: that the Sandy Hook shooting was staged, and that the families who lost loved ones that day are actors who faked their relatives’ deaths.”
The suit describes Jones as “a conspiracy-theorist radio and internet personality who holds himself out as a journalist,” and says he is “the most prolific among those fabricators.” It also calls Jones “the chief amplifier for a group that has worked in concert to create and propagate loathsome, false narratives.”
The result, according to the lawsuit, has been that Jones’ listeners have followed his call to “investigate” the story by stalking and threatening the families of the deceased.
Attempts to reach Jones at his Texas-based company, InfoWars—also a defendant—were unsuccessful.
The lawsuit says Jones uses the conspiracy theories to draw a huge audience, then sells them products related to their paranoid beliefs—accessories for weapons, pre-packaged food, nutritional supplements and male enhancement aids.
The lawsuit also accuses Jones of promoting other fake news stories, including what he called “PizzaGate”—“a baseless conspiracy theory alleging that Democratic operatives were running a child-sex ring out of a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant.” After being encouraged to “self-investigate” the story, a listener fired shots through the restaurant’s windows. Others harassed the owner, staff and customers.
Read the new lawsuit against InfoWars host Alex Jones: