We have been warning you all of Alex Jones and his lies. This time he has gone too far and victim of his lies and conspiracy theories are suing him for defamation.
Proverbs 16:29 – A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
Exodus 20:16 – Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Alex Jones Incited Violence and Harassment of Innocent Bystanders
A witness to the deadly Charlottesville attack at a white supremacist rally has sued Alex Jones and his site Infowars, alleging that the rightwing commentator spread defamatory conspiracy theories that led to a torrent of digital abuse, in-person harassment and death threats that have persisted for months.
Brennan Gilmore captured footage of the car attack that killed Heather Heyer, filed the lawsuit on Tuesday against Jones, Jim Hoft of the pro-Trump conspiracy site Gateway Pundit, and five others.
After Gilmore’s video went viral, Infowars and other far-right outlets latched onto Alex Jones occupation saying Gilmore is a foreign service officer with the State Department ― as proof that there were “high-level CIA” and other operatives behind the violence in Charlottesville.
“What we now see is a pattern of attacks that politically motivated outlets like Infowars and the Gateway Pundit launch against witnesses and other victim of tragedies,” Gilmore said in a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. “They twisted [my] service into a story that I was a deep-state operative who had a role in organizing the violence that we saw in Charlottesville to undermine the Trump administration.”
Ever since Jones came after him, Gilmore has been the subject of all sorts of harassment, both physically and online. He’s received death threats and hacking attempts; he’s been physically accosted on the street; numerous videos featuring his name have been made about the pseudo-conspiracy; and his parents’ address was posted online, after which they received an envelope with a “powdery residue” and a threatening note, according to the lawsuit.
“There is no amount of money we would settle for,” Gilmore told HuffPost on Tuesday, noting that he hopes a judgment against Infowars will set a “legal precedent” for future suits.
Both Gilmore and his attorney emphasize that the lawsuit is not an attack on the First Amendment or journalism.
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