AUSTIN, TEXAS—Alex Jones’ attorney Thursday sought to have his client removed from a defamation lawsuit brought by Marcel Fontaine, whose photo appeared on InfoWars.com the day of the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., erroneously identifying him as the alleged shooter.
“The allegations with respect to Mr. Jones are zero,” Austin attorney Eric Taube told Travis County District Judge Scott Jenkins.
“They say he defamed Mr. Fontaine and he published something” defamatory, Taube said. “He published nothing.”
Taube’s argument is that the decision to publish the photo on the InfoWars web site was made by Kit Daniels, a reporter for Free Speech Systems, LLC, which Taube said publishes the web site, but that Jones himself had no part in publishing the erroneous image and knew nothing about it beforehand.