FBI Agent Joins as Plaintiff

Members of six victims’ families of  the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook massacre event in addition to FBI agent Bill Aldenberg have filed a defamation lawsuit in Connecticut Superior Court naming radio host Alex Jones and well-known Sandy Hook Truth activist Wolfgang Halbig as defendants. The suit seeks damages “in excess of $15,000.”

ABC News reports:

The lawsuit accuses Jones, a staunch gun rights advocate who operates Infowars, a website that routinely propagates conspiracies, of “a years-long campaign of abusive and outrageous false statements.”

“While the nation recoiled at the terrible reality of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Alex Jones saw an opportunity,” the families’ attorney Josh Koskoff said. “He went on a sustained attack that has lasted for years, accusing shattered family members of being actors, stating as fact that the shooting itself was a hoax and inciting others to act on these malicious lies.”

The plaintiffs are the parents of four children killed at Sandy Hook — Jacqueline and Mark Barden, parents of Daniel; Nicole and Ian Hockley, parents of Dylan; Francine and David Wheeler, parents of Ben; and Jennifer Hensel and Jeremy Richman, parents of Avielle — as well as Donna Soto, Carlee Soto-Parisi, Carlos Soto and Jillian Soto, the mother and siblings of first-grade teacher Victoria Leigh Soto; and Erica Lafferty-Garbatini, the daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung. FBI agent Bill Aldenberg is also a plaintiff.

“As a result of Jones’ campaign,” the families and Aldenberg said they have been “forced to endure malicious and cruel abuse at the hands of ruthless unscrupulous people.”

Their lawsuit also names Wolfgang Halbig, a Florida man who founded the now-defunct website SandyHookJustice, his associate Cory Sklanka and Infowars itself.

The lawsuit, filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, cites Jones’ public assertions, including one from Sept. 25, 2014, in which he said video from the day of the shooting showed that the same children were cycled in and out of the school and that no emergency helicopters were sent to the school, and were “clearly staged.”

The lawsuit quotes Jones as saying on Jan. 13, 2015, “Yeah, so, Sandy Hook is a synthetic completely fake with actors, in my view, manufactured.”

The plaintiffs called such statements, among others, “outrageous, deeply painful and defamatory.”

Connecticut allows for libel and defamation actions to be brought “within two years of the date of the act complained of.” The lawsuit cites statements made by Jones in 2014 and 2015, suggesting the suit may in fact be dead on arrival. It will nevertheless generate substantial news coverage for the parties bringing the action.

Jones and his broadcast enterprises were named as defendants in another lawsuit filed by two other sets of Sandy Hook parents last month in Texas.

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21 thought on “Wolfgang Halbig, Alex Jones Sued For Defamation By Sandy Hook Families”
  1. Why not sue Jim Fetzer? He continues to defame the whole sandy hook crew. They won’t because Fetzer knows it inside and out and it would be bad publicity.

    Instead, sue Alex Jones; the walking, breathing straw man to make everyone on that side of the argument look like an idiot like Jones portrays so well.

  2. “Now defunked” because he was harassed to death to SHUT UP. Sue all you want but you cannot sue all the other citizens that know the truth. Amazing the lengths one will go to to add foundation to an attempt to manipulate the way the citizens of this country thing. The sea is way too vast for you to ever be successful.

  3. I’m still shaking my head about this one. When the Sandy Hook hoax happened, AJ was pretty much the only person in the entire alternative-media world who was NOT opining that nobody had really been killed. In fact, at the time I was totally bewildered by his hesitation, since it was sooooooooo freaking obvious from the very get-go that this was fake in umpteen different ways–as you and so many other REAL journalists have shown. This just doesn’t add up.

    1. I think it’s a way of trying to maintain his ‘street creds.’

      I think he became (or maybe always was, I never really tuned into him) controlled opposition and their suit against him might be a way to keep skeptics believing he’s onto the truth when he’s totally covering for the most powerful element of the elites.

      1. or aj is fall guy cuz he sounds like a whack job with his insane redneck wrestler image.

        Makes us all look crazy a’la mockingbird

  4. Front page today (Thursday): NYT promotes phony lawsuits and posits online “post truth” culture.


    Print version:
    Front page headline (A1) – Sandy Hook Suits Target Fabulist And Online “Post Truth” Culture
    Second page headline (A16) – Sandy Hook Lawsuits Take Aim at Online “Truth”

    Web version:
    Headline – Truth in a Post-Truth Era: Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones, Conspiracy Theorist

    This is priceless – highly recommended if you can access it without paying a cent to the deep-state-propaganda-organ NYT. You may be able to do so by googling the title/s. One of my favorite parts is at the very end, re efforts to spin the outing of double-actor David Wheeler:

    “The Sandy Hook families say a simple apology will not suffice. ‘Oh hell no,’ Mr. Wheeler said. ‘Mr. Jones and his broadcast affiliates need to face serious consequences for their actions.’

    “Mr. Wheeler has a theater background, and Sandy Hook deniers have, among other things, posted a photo of him at the school alongside one of William Aldenberg, an F.B.I. special agent who responded to the shooting and is a party to the lawsuit. The deniers say that Mr. Wheeler is an actor playing both ‘roles’”

    I guess FBI special agent “William Aldenberg” never learned not to hold a gun by the magazine.


  5. Marie commented…
    “I’m still shaking my head about this one. When the Sandy Hook hoax happened, AJ was pretty much the only person in the entire alternative-media world who was NOT opining that nobody had really been killed.”

    That’s the way I remember it too, Marie. Think the record bears that out.

    This phony lawsuit is not about what we are supposed to believe it is about. It has other agendas.

    Sloppy Sniper was busted by Barry Soetoro a long time ago.

    Off topic but only a bit. Massive gun confiscation bill in the works according to Ron Paul.

    go to 19:16

    on audio track on this site…




    Dems and Repubs teaming up to float a massive gun confiscation bill.

    1. This lawsuit is not to be reacted to or talking about based on taking it a face value.
      It is a fake lawsuit for some other agenda and the Alex Jones defense team of lawyers have no use wants Dr. Fetzer’s Sandy Hook facts.

      Just thought I would post a little support for the fact that Alex Jones was never one to defame Sandy Hook parents and in fact was missing in action completely when it came to looking for facts about the Sandy Hook event at the time.


      27th November 2015, 11:02 AM

      Re: new shooting: Newtown, Conn. details breaking
      Not that this is any surprise…


      Infowars Pulls Story on Censorship of ‘Nobody Died at Sandy Hook’

      November 26, 2015 James Tracy Headlinesalternative media, censorship

      Alex Jones mixes it up on gun control with then-CNN anchor Piers Morgan in wake of Sandy Hook Massacre H/t Barry Soetoro, Esq.

      Earlier this week Alex Jones’ Infowars, the popular libertarian alternative news outlet, posted a story on Amazon.com’s censorship of the Jim Fetzer-Mike Palecek-edited volume Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, which was pulled by Amazon and its subsidiary Create Space just a few weeks following its publication on October 22, 2015. Infowars staff publicized their article by “Tweeting” it out under the hashtag #StopAmazonCensorship.

      Shortly thereafter, however, Infowars abruptly pulled the article without explanation.


      What’s going on here? After all, Alex Jones runs a company called “Free Speech Systems.” He reaches several millions listeners weekly with an ostensible message of “defeating the New World Order.” The “globalist NWO” must first eviscerate the Second Amendment to enact its agenda, and Nobody Died at Sandy Hook provides solid and conclusive evidence that the entire event “wasn’t a school massacre. It was a FEMA drill.”

      We must point out that Infowars approached the Sandy Hook massacre with no small degree of trepidation. Much like its treatment of the phony Boston Marathon bombing just a few months thereafter, the multi-million dollar news outlet could have sent a pack of reporters to further investigate the still-extremely controversial event. It never did. It still hasn’t. As far as investigative journalism goes this is low-lying fruit, fish in a barrel, etc.

      Jones is an immensely talented radio personality, and Infowars frequently produces very worthwhile content, yet on key events like Sandy Hook, indisputably within the terrain of its police state/gun control/false flag “news pegs,” the outlet is uncomfortably quiescent. Why? Maybe it’s because Jones still sees himself as a competitor for Glenn Beck’s dunderhead audience. Maybe it’s something more.

  6. Perhaps these Sandy Hook families signed an agreement to constantly attract limelight in one way or another, especially with lawsuits. This would ensure a steady reminder of how bad guns are and more, while earning their keep.

    The “families” selected for the SH event would be comfortable with cameras and publicity – such as B grade actors. Touring to promote the agenda with lectures and books, still ongoing to this day – just part of the deal.

    Winning these lawsuits are of less importance than the publicity gained. The rewards are already in the bank.

  7. What does “in excess of $15,000” mean? It could mean anything, I suppose. But why are the Sandy Hook parents setting such a low bottom ( I mean, for them)? Are they concerned about seeming greedy? Or are they so well padded at this point that it doesn’t matter, and it’s the “principle” of the thing. I think Ms. Berg is right: Winning isn’t as important as publicity, which is all publishers care about when signing book and movie deals. Publicity drives sales. Everyone knows that.

  8. I bet it won’t go to discovery. Imagine David Wheeler, the really bad army man/dad of survivor being in on this. None of it can be real. It all has to be pure BS. This is a game of brinksmanship, if it gets to discovery, the plaintiffs will be forced to show their death certificates if the defense has anything to say about it. Then we can bring in document experts to examine them. Wolf and Alex should also call the FBI’s statistics guy to account for still no murders in Newtown for 2012 on the FBI’s own website dat base

  9. I’d like to see Wayne Carver called to give a deposition in this trial. I wonder if he has time with his burgeoning stand up comedy career. He was tuning up during the Sandy Hoax press conference. The only thing missing was a drum roll cymbal crash on punch lines. I thought he just pulled a massive hit of nitrous before some of these answers. Does anyone think he was anywhere near twenty something dead people? I’d also like to see the cops called that were flanking Wayne to find out what so funny about corpses stacked like chord wood at the Mobile morgue. Wayne described it like a kid on Christmas day describing a present he just unwrapped. Worth seeing again

  10. If this makes it into court, how are David Wheeler and Agent Aldenberg going to show up at the same time? The men’s room door will be revolving as makeup is applied, hair is removed and costumes are changed. Either that, or one of them won’t appear.

  11. Point 1.) You’ve probably seen the famous images of FBI swat guy taken from videos of the SH scene. Does the guy look like David Wheeler? Absolutely. Does he look like Dan Aykroyd? Absolutely. It doesn’t matter that much as our perception is relative and subjective. But for this analysis, let’s say it’s an exact match with Wheeler.

    Point 2.) Few have seen the FBI swat guy putting on his gear in earlier footage. More footage to compare with Wheeler. I think in the earlier scene he looks less like Wheeler. But at minimum he looks almost certainly bald.

    Point 3.) David Wheeler appears for a brief moment in footage from the same morning. Wouldn’t it have been far simpler for him to remain in disguise and avoid a costume/makeup change?

    Point 4.) A suitable identity has been found for FBI swat guy, Special Agent William (Bill) Aldenberg. In my opinion, Aldengerg does match the FBI swat guy. This GREATLY reduces the chance that it’s actually Wheeler.

    Point 5.) For what purpose would David Wheeler be in disguise, posing as an FBI swat guy on the morning of the Sandy Hook operation? The only theory that rings remotely possible to me is that it was for the purpose of psychological demotivation and confusion. But my knowledge of criminal and Intel operations seems to indicate their focus is almost strictly on logistical aspects that directly affect the primary directives.

    I think it’s an honest mistake, and not a case of Wheeler playing dual roles. But is Aldengerg really who he claims to be?

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