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  • The parents of children who died in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, have accused conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and InfoWars of defamation and seek damages in excess of $1 million. >> Read more trending news Two lawsuits filed on behalf of Neil Heslin, Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa allege that Jones and his media organization spread false information related to the tragedy. One of the suits also names Jones’ employee, Owen Shroyer, as a defendant. Heslin’s suit arose from accusations InfoWars made in 2017 that Heslin was lying about holding his son’s body and seeing a bullet hole in the child’s head. “This heartless and vile act of defamation re-ignited the Sandy Hook ‘false flag’ conspiracy and tore open the emotional wounds that (Heslin) has tried so desperately to heal,” a petition filed in Travis County District Court said. >> Related: Man sues Alex Jones, InfoWars for $1 million, says they defamed him in Fla. shooting The second suit was filed after InfoWars aired programming that claimed an interview De La Rosa did with CNN was faked, and pushed it as “evidence” of a government cover-up. “Those statements in 2017 were part of a long history of lies peddled by Jones,” said Mark Bankston, the attorney representing the plaintiffs. “Our clients have been tormented for five years by Mr. Jones’ ghoulish accusations that they are actors who faked their children’s deaths as part of a fraud on the American people. Enough is enough.” The pair of lawsuits marks the third to be filed against Jones and his company in recent weeks. >> Related: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones apologizes for spreading fake 'Pizzagate' story Marcel Fontaine is suing Jones for more than $1 million after he used an image of Fontaine that portrayed him as the shooter who killed 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in February. Fontaine is a Massachusetts resident with no ties to the deadly shooting.
  • Family members of six victims of the deadly 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and an FBI agent have filed a defamation lawsuit against Infowars' Alex Jones over his claims that the massacre was a hoax. >> Sandy Hook parents accuse Alex Jones, Infowars of defamation, seek damages According to The Associated Press, the suit, filed Wednesday in Bridgeport Superior Court, says the plaintiffs were harassed and threatened because of his claims. They seek 'monetary and punitive damages, attorney fees and other costs,' the AP reported. This is just the latest legal action against the conspiracy theorist over his Sandy Hook statements. He is facing two similar lawsuits filed last month in Texas. >> Read more trending news  Jones has not publicly commented on the most recent lawsuit, but said last month that even though he initially 'questioned the PR and the talking points that surrounded the Sandy Hook massacre,' he soon 'began to believe that the massacre happened, despite the fact that the public doubted it.' Read more here. – The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • A Georgia rape victim was awarded a $1 billion settlement verdict Tuesday by a Clayton County jury in a civil lawsuit, according to court documents. Hope Cheston, who is now 20 years old, sued a security company whose employee, Brandon Lamar Zachary, was convicted of rape and sentenced to 20 years in prison. The rape occurred in October 2012 when Cheston was 14.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s policy is to not name rape victims, but Cheston has chosen to speak out after the verdict.  “Sexual assault is sexual assault,” Cheston said at a news conference Wednesday. “It’s not right, and it needs to be punished.” She said the verdict was a pleasant surprise that validates her struggles and emotional pain. >> Read more trending news  “For the longest (time), I thought it would be pushed under the rug and no longer mattered ... but come to find out 12 strangers feel like what I went through and my story and how I feel six years later is worth a billion dollars,” Cheston said. She originally filed the civil suit against the apartment complex, HACC Pointe South Inc., the property management company, Hammond Residential Group, Inc., and the security company, Crime Prevention Agency Inc. HACC Pointe South Inc. and Hammond Residential Group Inc. were eventually dismissed from the suit. The State Court of Clayton County ruled in Cheston’s favor against the security company, handing her the huge settlement, according to a statement from her attorney.  “This is a huge victory for women,” Cheston’s attorney, Chris Stewart, said at the news conference. Stewart said Crime Prevention Agency Inc. has since changed its name to International Security Agency Inc., which he said has prompted a subsequent lawsuit. “You can’t change names or try to hide from your responsibility,” Stewart said. Zachary, who is now 28, was arrested on charges of rape, statutory rape and child molestation, according to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. 
  • Federal health officials are warning parents to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain the drug benzocaine, because it can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those under two years old. >> Read more trending news  The FDA also sent letters to drug manufacturers Wednesday, asking them to stop selling the teething products. According to the FDA, children who take medicine containing benzocaine are at a greater risk of developing methemoglobinemia, a serious condition that can cut off the amount of oxygen reaching the blood stream. Symptoms include pale, grey or blue colored skin, light-headedness, shortness of breathing, fatigue and rapid heart rate. Benzocaine-induced methemoglobinemia can be deadly if not treated properly, according to the FDA. And, more importantly, the FDA warns that it can fatal after only one use.  Benzocaine is found in popular brands like Orajel and Anbesol, which are used to treat mouth sores in adults, CNN reports. 
  • The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is asking for any information, after a fatal hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian. JSO tells us Howard McKnight, 54, was crossing Golfair Boulevard in a wheelchair, when a vehicle traveling eastbound hit him, near Moncrief Road, Wednesday morning, around 6:10 am.  Police say a small, gray SUV was seen speeding away from the area around that time.  McKnight was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, but police say he later died at the hospital.  If you have any information about the vehicle or driver involved in this crash, you're urged to contact JSO at (904) 630-0500 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS to remain anonymous.  JSO says this is the 71st traffic death in Duval County so far this year and the 20th pedestrian killed.

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