Veronique Pozner, the mother of 6-year-old Noah Pozner who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, spoke of the current defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Wednesday.
“There’s another sick layer to all this,” CNN’s Anderson Cooper—who reported from Newtown, CN after the shooting—said. “In the lawsuits, the families say Alex Jones’ vulgar lies have led some listeners to make death threats against them.”
Cooper asked Pozner to explain what she’s hoping will result from the lawsuit against Jones.
“Accountability,” she replied. “No more, no less. You know, I think there comes a time when, if there’s a choice that’s made over a relentless period of years to peddle falsehoods and to profit from them, then there has to be a day of reckoning. And accountability.”
“And they say that sunlight is a great disinfectant, well, I say, let it shine,” she said.
Cooper pointed out that part of the lawsuit includes an interview he conducted with Pozner in 2012.
“I just find it inexcusable that this person is out there pedal pedaling these lies about one of the most heartbreaking of all tragedies,” Cooper said.
“That’s right,” Pozner replied. “He no longer gets to desecrate my son’s memory. He no longer gets to negate my pain and profit from it. That is correct. You and I both know where we were on that night and the pain that came with that event.”
Cooper also asked her describe Noah Pozner. “What do you want people to know about him?” he asked.
“That he was full of life,” she replied. “He was just a typical little boy. Inquisitive, full of wonder. A very connected, loving, little l soul. He loved people. He loved animals.”
“He wanted to know how everything worked and how he fit into the scheme of things,” she said.
Cooper noted his “incredible smile,” prompting Pozner to describe how it “radiated.”