Charlottesville Attack Witness Sues Alex Jones, OthersPosted: Updated:
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A former State Department official who became the target of harassment after posting a video showing the car attack during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville is suing right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and others.
Brennan Gilmore's defamation lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court in Charlottesville.
Gilmore attended the August rally as a counterprotester and captured footage of the deadly attack. His video went viral, and Gilmore was interviewed by national media outlets.
The lawsuit says the defendants' lies about Gilmore "quickly mobilized their army of followers to launch a campaign of harassment and threats" that continue to this day.
The lawsuit seeks damages to compensate Gilmore as well as punitive damages.
The Associated Press sent an inquiry to Jones seeking comment.
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