Radio host Alex Jones and his website InfoWars have been included as defendants in a defamation lawsuit.
Plaintiff and Charlottesville protester Brennan Gilmore is being represented by Georgetown Law’s Civil Rights Clinic, who filed the suit on Tuesday.
After posting video footage he took of the vehicle attack responsible for fellow protester Heather Heyer’s murder, Gilmore claims Jones and other defendants referred him as a “shill” for the “deep state” in an effort to encourage listeners to harass him.
The lawsuit claims that the attacks from Jones and others — including former Congressman Allen West and former Breitbart journalist Lee Stranahan — led to Gilmore’s family’s address being shared online, and repeated harassment and death threats.
During a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Gilmore said, “What we see now is a pattern of attacks that politically motivated outlets like Infowars and The Gateway Pundit launch against witnesses and other victims of tragedies.