AP NEWS

Father of Sandy Hook victim sues extremists on defamation charges

December 4, 2018

The father of a six-year-old boy who was slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre has sued two conspiracy extremists who claimed he forged his son’s death certificate.

The father, Leonard Pozner, whose son Noah was among the 26 first-graders and educators killed by a gunman at Sandy Hook School, sued James Fetzer and Mike Palecek, co-editors of “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook,” on defamation and conspiracy charges.

“[The} defendants acted together, as a cabal, to accomplish their defamation,” reads an 11-page complaint, filed Nov. 27 in Wisconsin Circuit Court. “[The] defendants’ defamatory publications were designed to harm (Pozner’s) reputation and subject (him) to public contempt, disgrace, ridicule or attack.”

The lawsuit - the latest in a string of defamation cases filed by Sandy Hook families against conspiracy extremists - does not name the amount of money it is seeking in damages.

Fetzer, reached at his home in Oregon, Wisc., on Tuesday, said he stood by his belief that the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax.

In April Pozner filed a defamation lawsuit against Texas-based conspiracy extremist Alex Jones.

Pozner and other Sandy Hook families also made headlines in July after they published a critical letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg accusing him of providing conspiracy extremists such as Jones with “a safe haven for hate.”

rryser@newstimes.com 203-731-3342

AP RADIO
Update hourly