Infowars’ Alex Jones will likely face a Waterbury jury
BRIDGEPORT — Infowars host Alex Jones, who is being sued for calling the Sandy Hook shooting a hoax, will likely face a Waterbury jury.
Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Thursday afternoon told the lawyers for Jones and the parents of the Sandy Hook victims that she has recommended the case be moved to the complex litigation docket in Waterbury Superior Court where she will be sitting, beginning Sept. 1.
Jones’ lawyer, Jay Wolman, who previously asked the judge to move the case out of the area, contending his client cannot get a fair trial here, said later that the move of the case to Waterbury could make his request moot.
Jones is being sued by the parents and family of some of the 20 first-graders and six educators at Sandy Hook elementary killed in a mass shooting in 2012 by Adam Lanza. On his show, Jones claimed the shooting was staged by paid actors who faked the children’s deaths.
On Wednesday, Bellis ruled that the lawyers for the families can take depositions or, recorded, out of court interviews with Jones in the preparation of their case.
Christopher Mattei, who represents the Sandy Hook families, told the judge on Thursday that he expects the deposition to take place at the end of March.
Wolman told the judge he wants a protective order sealing any documents they are required to turn over to the plaintiffs’ lawyers.