Why it matters: The Infowars host is due to face a defamation trial to determine damages after a Connecticut judge ruled last November that Jones is liable in a lawsuit brought by the victims’ families after he falsely claimed the 2012 mass shooting was a hoax.
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The families of eight shooting victims and an FBI agent who responded to the school who filed the lawsuit — one of several brought against Jones over his false claims about the shooting — say they’ve been harassed and received death threats from Jones’ fans, AP notes.
Driving the news: Jones said in his offer to the families that he «extends his heartfelt apology for any distress his remarks caused,» CNN notes.
What they’re saying: «The so-called offer is a transparent and desperate attempt by Alex Jones to escape a public reckoning under oath with his deceitful, profit-driven campaign against the plaintiffs and the memory of their loved ones lost at Sandy Hook,» reads a statement sent to Connecticut Public on behalf of the families, Connecticut Public reports.
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