Connecticut judge rules for Sandy Hook families, allows review of financials for InfoWars publisher Alex Jones

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Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must grant the families of seven victims killed in the school massacre full access to his web site’s marketing and financial documents.

The Friday morning ruling by Connecticut State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis was quickly hailed by the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Jones, who has asserted in the past that the execution of 26 students and faculty members was a scam.

“From the beginning, we have alleged that Alex Jones and his financial network trafficked in lies and hate in order to profit from the grief of the Sandy Hook families,” said attorney Chris Mattei, representing the seven plaintiff families who sued Jones.

The parents of five slain children, along with relatives of two murdered staff members, brought the lawsuit against the rabble-rousing InfoWars web site. An FBI agent who responded to the heartbreaking Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting scene at the Sandy Hook Elementary School is also a plaintiff.

Jones suggested on more than one occasion that the mass shooting inside an elementary school was a hoax.

“I’ve watched a lot of soap operas,” Jones once said of the gruesome killings by a deranged local youth. “And I’ve seen actors before. And I know when I’m watching a movie and when I’m watching something real.”

Bellis granted lawyers for the families access to Jones’ InfoWars web site to examine its internal marketing and financial documents.

“We look forward to gaining access to InfoWars’ internal marketing and financial documents to show that Jones has built an empire as nothing more than a conspiracy profiteer,” said Mattei.

There was no immediate response from Jones’ attorney to the ruling.