Lawyers representing the families of Sandy Hook victims in a case against Alex Jones, said some documents turned over by the radio host contained child pornography.
Jones is currently being sued by the families of eight victims of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and an FBI agent for promoting a conspiracy theory that the shooting, which left 26 people, including 20 children between ages 6 and 7, dead, was a “hoax”.
In a court filing Monday, the law firm representing the families and the agent explained that they found child pornography in email metadata Jones had been required by a judge to turn over. They alerted the FBI, who are now in control of the electronic files.
In a Friday segment of his conspiracy theory show InfoWars, Jones responded to the knowledge of the content being found by accusing Chris Mattei, one of the attorneys involved in this case, of “planting” the child pornography on Jones.
“I like women with big giant t**s and big asses. I don’t like kids like you godd*** rapists,” Jones said during the segment. “Eff-heads. In fact, delete this: You f***s are going to get it. You f***ing child molesters. I’ll f***ing get you in the end….One million dollars to put your head on a pike. One million dollars, b***h.”
Jones also showed a photo of Mattei, who he referred to as a “white-shoe boy jerkoff,” and asked his producer to “zoom in.” He then pounded a picture of the face with his fists and whispered “I’m gonna kill…” under his breath, followed by a growl.
The child pornography appears to have been sent to an InfoWars email address. In the document, the attorneys state that the entire incident could have been avoided.
“It is worth noting that if the Jones Defendants had engaged in even minimal due diligence and actually reviewed the materials before production, they would have found the images themselves,” the document reads. “Because the Jones’ defendants did not do that, they transmitted images to the plaintiffs that if they were knowingly possessed is a serious federal crime.”