Sandy Hook hero faces harassment and accusations of lying

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Sandy Hook hero faces harassment and accusations of lying
White roses with the faces of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are displayed on a telephone pole near the school on the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting that left 26 dead, including 20 children in Newtown, Conn., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Gene Rosen, the Sandy Hook hero who has shared his story of helping six children from the elementary school, is being harassed and accused of lying. Conspiracy theorists have attacked Rosen and continue to send him threatening emails. He is also receiving phone calls that accuse him of being a paid actor in the Sandy Hook tragedy.

“Rosen is a retired psychologist and is not sure if he will be forced to move because of the harassment. He became a hero after media reports revealed he helped six children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School who showed up in his yard after the shooting with their bus driver. Gene Rosen has explained that he took the children inside his home, provided them with stuffed animals and helped them cope with the tragedy by talking to them.

“There have been multiple claims that the Sandy Hook shooting was staged and a hoax. Conspiracy theorists have attacked several aspects of the tragedy, and Gene Rosen has become the latest target. The Newtown resident has already talked to police about the harassing emails and phone calls. Now, he thinks he may have to go to the FBI for help because the attacks are not stopping. The number of messages he receives every day continues to increase, and he is worried about his safety.

“Gene Rosen claims he has been confused with an actor who has the same name. Conspiracy theorists are using the fact that another Gene Rosen, who is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and seven years younger than the Newtown resident, exists against him. He has been called a fraud and a perpetuator of a hoax. His social media presence is also being attacked with multiple fake accounts allegedly claiming to be him showing up on a variety of social media networks.

“Rosen is not sure how he will handle the ongoing harassment from conspiracy theorists. He claims he is trying to focus on the positive messages that people send him of support. However, it is difficult to ignore the hateful attacks that are coming from others. His name, age, profession, address and other details are visible online. He explains that he has concerns about what the conspiracy theorists may do next. However, Gene Rosen stands by his story and will continue to share how the six children from Sandy Hook Elementary School ended up on his front lawn.



 

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