On Thursday, a Texas Jury awarded the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim over $4 million in damages in their $150 million defamation case against conservative extremist radio host Alex Jones for saying the 2012 shooting was a hoax.
Somehow, that may not be the worst news Jones has received this week.
According to NBC News, lawyers representing the Sandy Hook families have claimed that some of the files they were sent by Jones and his legal team as part of discovery contained child pornography files.
Pornographic material was found in digital documents requested during an April hearing according to court filings. Some of the family’s legal counsel has alerted the FBI of the files.
The filing says “The FBI advised counsel that its review located numerous additional illegal images, which had apparently been sent to Infowars email address.”
Jones has vehemently denied having anything to do with the files, and Norm Pattis, his lawyer, said that the FBI had already cleared Jones and that “there was no suggestion that anyone here wanted that material, ever looked at it or even knew about it,” and further claimed that the files were never opened.
Pattis told NBC news that any “suggestion that anyone at Infowars knew child [pornography] was embedded in emails is risible.”
Infowars claimed that the emails were part of a “malware attack attempting to embed” child porn on their servers and Jones himself believes it could have been done by one of the families’ lawyers, specifically Christopher Mattei, who he accused of embedding the child pornography in the files in order to frame Jones.
Jones is offering a $1 million reward for information on who sent the emails.
Jones responded in his usual hothead way, yelling “Total war! You want it, you got it!” I’m not into kids like your Democratic party… So get ready!” referring to Mattei.