The families of victims who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have rejected a settlement offer by Infowars host Alex Jones, who they accused of defaming them by claiming the killings never actually took place.
Jones had on Tuesday offered each of the 13 plaintiffs a settlement sum of $120,000, according to court filings seen by Insider. “Mr. Jones extends his heartfelt apology for any distress his remarks caused,” the offers read.
Lawyers for the relatives subsequently filed to reject Jones’ offers on Wednesday, with the filing calling them “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.”