Gene Rosen, the man who was claimed to have sheltered six kids during the Sandy Hook shooting a little over a month ago, has become a target of conspiracy theorists, Salon reported.
According to the website, a group calling itself ‘Sandy Hook truther movement’ has posted Rosen's personal information online, created fake social media accounts using his name and harassed him via email and phone.
According to the truthers, the man, who immediately after the incident was called by many ‘a hero’, was lying and was ‘a crisis actor’.
Rosen constantly received e-mails which contained no direct threats, but rather accusations and questions like how much he was being paid.
Over the past couple of weeks the ‘attacks’ of the truthers against Rosen intensified to such an extent, that his wife started worrying about his safety, the website continued.
The 69-year-old retired psychologist himself desperately said: ‘I don’t know what to do…There must be some way to morally shame these people, because there were 20 dead children lying an eighth of a mile from my window all night long’.
The discussions in the US of circumstances around the shooting at the Sandy Hook elementary school from 14 December acquired a new look after James Tracy, a professor at the Florida Atlantic University, revealed his thoughts on a Sandy Hook shooting conspiracy theory.
According to him, there was a second shooter, while conflict media reports surrounding the tragedy were ‘at hand’. Media in the country say that the professor even believes that President Barack Obama and his team orchestrated an ideal timeline of how long to acknowledge Sandy Hook news, so that they can better push gun control legislation forward.