InfoWars host Alex Jones claimed he had been set up after child porn was reportedly found in records he sent to Sandy Hook families as the ongoing lawsuit against him continues.
As CT Post reported on Monday, the lawyers for the families said in a court filing that they took evidence to the FBI when electronic records Jones had turned over as part of the lawsuit contained child pornography. The families have sued Jones for spreading conspiracy theories that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax.
“You’re trying to set me up with child porn, I’ll get your ass,” Jones said on an episode of his show. “One million dollars, you little gang members. One million dollars to put your head on a pike.”
The lawyers say Jones threatened attorney Chris Mattei specifically.
Jones has since denied that these comments were threats.
Koskoff, Koskoff, and Bieder, the law firm that the Sandy Hook families hired, said that it turned over the illicit content to the FBI after reviewing emails that were discovered in the course of the lawsuit.
“The FBI advised counsel that its review located numerous additional illegal images, which had apparently been sent to InfoWars email addresses,” the lawyers stated in court documents.
The lawyers also noted that Jones likely did not review the files before they were sent, because knowingly transmitting it to the lawyers would be a federal crime.
The Infowars host said in a video that the FBI told him that InfoWars is the victim here and that more information will be coming out soon.