Court orders Alex Jones to pay almost $1 billion to households of Sandy Hook victims
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Alex Jones now has a court-ordered quantity of almost $1 billion to pay after he misplaced a high-profile lawsuit in Connecticut that named him as a defendant.
The jury who handed down the $956 million judgment in a Waterbury courthouse sided with the households who sued Jones “who suffered from his false claim that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax,” in response to Associated Press.
The 15 plaintiffs who received the lawsuit embody victims’ households and an FBI agent, with a jury figuring out the defamation damages and emotional misery damages for every one. Testimonies throughout the trial included victims’ relations who “testified about being harassed by people who say the shooting was staged in a plot for more gun control,” NBC Connecticut reported.
This isn’t the one lawsuit Jones has been embroiled in recently. One trial in Texas a few months again ordered Jones to cough up $50 million in damages to a sufferer’s member of the family. Though the Texas trial concluded in August, one other trial in Jones’ hometown is slated to start earlier than the top of the 12 months, in response to CBS News.
Jones was not current when the decision was learn, however his Infowars present streamed the dwell video of the courtroom through a cut up display. Though Jones admitted in court docket the taking pictures was actual, and mentioned he was incorrect about Sandy Hook, he’s additionally been defiant throughout the trial and on his present. He even known as the proceedings a “kangaroo court” and mocked the choose at one level.
The emotional tone of the trial from the testimony of the mother and father and siblings of the victims, who tearfully recounted concerning the years of harassment from individuals who believed Jones’ lies, culminated in a few of the plaintiffs exchanging hugs when the decision was lastly learn aloud.
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