Alex Jones trial – latest: Jury orders Infowars host to pay $45.2m in punitive damages on top of $4m compensation to Sandy Hook parents
Alex Jones declares victory in defamation trial despite losses of over $4 million
A second verdict has been reached in the trial of Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. A jury in Austin, Texas, decided Thursday that he must pay more than $4 million in damages to the parents of six-year-old Jesse Lewis Jr., who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. On Friday, they ordered Jones to pay an additional $45.2 million in punitive damages.
Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis have filed a defamation lawsuit against Jones, claiming that the school shooting that Jones claimed killed 20 children and six adults was a hoax.
The pair gave impassioned testimony from the witness box about how Jones’ lie – spread to millions – affected their lives and prolonged their grief.
Jones now faces another trial in Texas by the parents of another victim and another in Connecticut for the families of eight other victims.
It was discovered during the trial that his own lawyers had mistakenly shared the full contents of Jones’ phone with the opposition legal team, which was asked to make it available to the Jan. 6 committee.
Jones remains defiant after court orders him to pay millions
Alex Jones is back on TV almost immediately after being ordered to pay grieving Sandy Hook parents nearly $50 million – and he continues to insist that when he accused George Soros and ‘Agents’ of his These decks work against him when the law is in trouble.
The contempt was in stark contrast to the red-faced, slack-jawed shock that appeared on Mr Jones’ face during the trial, when his lawyers mistakenly sent the damning evidence to opposing lawyers.
This week, the Infowars media mogul, estimated to be worth about $270 million by an economist witness, lost the first of several trials against him for spreading conspiracy theories and misinformation. He has repeatedly insisted that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut — when a gunman killed 20 children aged 6 and 7 at an elementary school — was a hoax.
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Oliver O’Connell07 Aug 2022 22:30
WATCH: Plaintiffs’ attorneys ask jury to award maximum amount
Oliver O’Connell07 Aug 2022 19:30
Economists say Jones and company are worth up to $270 million
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his company’s free speech system are worth as much as $270 million, an economist testified to a jury on Friday in an attempt to determine whether Jones should have charged the 6-year-old who died in Sandy in 2012. Family pays punitive damages for Hook Elementary School shooting.
The same jury ordered Jones to pay Neil Hesling and Scarlett Lewis $4.1 million in defamation damages. Punitive damages have been identified as a separate issue, with parents looking to punish Jones for pushing false scam claims for a decade of trauma and abuse from followers of the Infowars host.
Economist: Alex Jones, whose company is worth up to $270 million
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his company’s free speech system is worth up to $270 million, an economist says
Oliver O’Connell07 Aug 2022 16:30
ICYMI: Jury orders Jones to pay additional $45.2 million in punitive damages
The jury has asked Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages on top of the $4.1 million in compensatory damages ordered yesterday.
Jones and his company now owe a combined $49.3 million.
Texas jury orders Alex Jones to pay additional $45.2 million in punitive damages
Sentencing comes a day after right-wing media figure ordered $4.11 million in damages
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 7, 2022 15:00
Jones bizarrely calls $4.1 million Sandy Hook verdict a ‘triumph of truth’
The bombastic Infowars presenter still declared victory after a jury verdicted Alex Jones’ defamation damages trial and ordered him to pay the plaintiff $4.1m (£3.4m) in damages.
Mr Jones has been taken to court by the parents of Sandy Hook massacre victim Jesse Lewis, six-year-old Neil Hessling and Scarlett Lewis, as they claim they were charged with claiming the 2012 mass shooting was a hoax.
While the amount awarded by the jury was well below the $150m (£124m) sought by the plaintiffs, it was far more than the $8 (£6.6m) offered by Mr Jones’ lawyers – one dollar per charge against him.
Alex Jones bizarrely calls $4.1 million Sandy Hook verdict a ‘triumph of truth’
First of three trials for conspiracy theory broadcaster over Sandy Hook lie
Oliver O’Connell07 Aug 2022 13:30
Roger Stone claims lawyer deliberately leaked Alex Jones texts
Roger Stone, a Trump ally and self-described political “dirty liar”, has accused lawyers of Infowars host Alex Jones of knowingly leaking the contents of the right-wing broadcaster’s cell phone during the recent Sandy Hook defamation trial.
On Friday, Mr. Stone posted on Telegram highlighting how Mr. Jones’ attorney, Andino Reynal, worked for the Obama-era Justice Department.
“Now do you think it was ‘unintentional’ or a mistake that he posted Jones’ text messages? If I were Jones, I would charge this man for the exact same amount as the jury charged him,” Mr Stone wrote.
Roger Stone claims lawyer deliberately leaked text messages from Alex Jones: ‘Sue this man’
Alex Jones and Roger Stone were both figures at the “Stop the Stealing” rally before and during the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 7, 2022 10:30
VOICE ONE: Alex Jones gets payoff in Sandy Hook defamation trial – finally
There is nothing more comforting in this world than seeing a bad guy get his retribution. The joy of seeing a person being devalued after “getting away with it” many times is more beneficial to one’s mind and body than vegetables and religion. But over the past few years, a lot of high-profile people haven’t really felt the consequences. Bad guys don’t really get their karma anymore. They get book deals, or a TV show, or elected prime minister. Bad guys get rich.
Unless your name is Alex Jones, which is to say, in which case the bad guys get humiliated time and time again in an extremely public forum, and then taken to the underdogs they used to make a name for themselves cleaners there.
Opinion: Alex Jones gets payoff in Sandy Hook defamation trial – finally
Hopefully Jones will be the first of many bloated, hateful dominoes to fall as we finally start to see some justice done for the many insults that horrible people have inflicted on us over the past few years
Oliver O’Connell07 Aug 2022 09:30
“When he breathes, he is lying”
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 7, 2022 07:30
Jones orders more than $4 million in damages to Sandy Hook family
Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $4.11m (£3.38m) in compensation to the families of Sandy Hook victims.
Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis’ 6-year-old son Jesse is among 20 students and 6 adults killed in mass shooting One of the people who sued Jones and his media company claiming the massacre was a “false flag” operation and that the victims didn’t actually exist.
Graeme Massie is on trial independent.
Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook family more than $4 million in damages
Infowars conspiracy theorists claim within hours of 2012 massacre it was staged, victims not real
Oliver O’Connell07 Aug 2022 04:30
WATCH: Total void motions starting Thursday morning
Oliver O’Connell07 Aug 2022 01:30