Alex Jones sued by another Sandy Hook parent
© Greg Nash

InfoWars host Alex Jones has been hit with another lawsuit stemming from his past statements questioning whether the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.

HuffPost reports that Jones was sued this week by Scarlett Lewis, the mother of a victim of the 2012 attack in Newtown, Conn., over videos he posted in which he claimed that the shooting was staged and that the victims' parents were involved in a cover-up.

Jones is already facing one defamation suit over the claims from the parents of two children killed in the massacre, which he unsuccessfully sought in August to have dismissed.


The newest suit claims that Lewis and others suffered harassment at the hands of Jones's supporters as a result of his false claims, which Lewis's lawyers argue Jones knew about.

“Mr. Jones and InfoWars were well-aware of the unhinged community of ’Sandy Hook Investigators’ they had fostered,” court filings read, according to HuffPost. “Mr. Jones knew that a large collection of Sandy Hook deniers were coordinating their harassment. Plaintiff and her family have suffered harassment and threats from this community.”

Lewis told the news outlet in a statement that she believed the only way to address the harassment was through legal action.

“After learning that my family was specifically targeted in Mr. Jones’ campaign of attacks, I have struggled with how best to address the profound distress he has inflicted,” she told HuffPost.

“In the end, I have decided that I must join those who are standing up against Mr. Jones and his despicable actions. I simply cannot allow the threat to my family’s safety go unanswered," Lewis added.

Jones's lawyers have argued that he is a reporter and likened his actions regarding the Sandy Hook shooting to the work of veteran journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.

"Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein relied on allegations from 'Deep Throat' to link the Nixon Administration to the Watergate break-in," Jones's lawyers previously wrote in court filings while arguing for a dismissal.

"Such journalism, questioning official narratives, would be chilled if reporters were subject to liability if they turned out to be wrong," they added.