Alex Jones is ordered to pay $45.2 MILLION in punitive damages to Sandy Hook families

BREAKING NEWS: Alex Jones is ordered to pay $45.2 MILLION in punitive damages to Sandy Hook victims’ households a day after he was slapped with $4.1million cost for damages

  • Friday’s verdict implies that Jones must pay the household of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who was shot lifeless within the Sandy Hook bloodbath, practically $50 million
  • In closing assertion, a lawyer for Lewis’ household reminded the jury that Jones is claimed to be value $270 million
  • This is the primary of three trials that Jones will face in relation to his claims that the 2012 college capturing didn’t happen

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the household of slain 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, one of many 26 individuals had been shot lifeless within the Sandy Hook bloodbath. 

That’s along with the $4 million the InfoWars host was ordered to pay yesterday. 

In his closing assertion, the lawyer for the victims’ households stated: ‘Alex Jones is value virtually $270 million that we all know of. Please take an quantity that punishes him, and an quantity that ensures he by no means does this once more.’

This is the primary of three trials that Jones will face in relation to his claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook college capturing was a hoax. 

Two others are set for September, one in Texas and one in Connecticut, the place the capturing passed off. A complete of eight households can be represented within the Connecticut trial.  

Alex JONES attempts to answer questions about his text messages asked by Mark Bankston (not shown), lawyer for Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, during trial at the Travis County Courthouse Wednesday Aug. 3, 2022

Alex JONES makes an attempt to reply questions on his textual content messages requested by Mark Bankston (not proven), lawyer for Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, throughout trial on the Travis County Courthouse Wednesday Aug. 3, 2022

 ‘We ask that you simply ship a really, quite simple message, and that’s: cease Alex Jones. Stop the monetization of misinformation and lies,’ Wesley Todd Ball, a lawyer for the dad and mom, informed jurors earlier than they started deliberations.

An legal professional for Jones, Federico Andino Reynal, requested jurors to return a verdict of $270,000 based mostly on the variety of hours Infowars dedicated to Sandy Hook protection.

The 12-person jury on Thursday stated Jones should pay the dad and mom $4.1 million in compensatory damages for spreading conspiracy theories concerning the bloodbath. That verdict adopted a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, the place Jones’ radio present and webcast Infowars are based mostly.

Earlier on Friday, forensic economist Bernard Pettingill testified on behalf of Lewis’ dad and mom that Jones “promulgated some hate speech and some misinformation” and “made a lot of money.”

Jones and Infowars are value between $135 million and $270 million mixed, Pettingill stated.

Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis testified that Jones’ followers harassed them for years within the false perception that the dad and mom lied about their son’s dying.
 

Jones sought to distance himself from the conspiracy theories throughout his testimony, apologizing to the dad and mom and acknowledging that Sandy Hook was “100% real.”

Jones’ firm, Free Speech Systems LLC, declared chapter final week. Jones stated throughout a Monday broadcast that the submitting will assist the corporate keep on the air whereas it appeals.

The chapter declaration paused the same defamation go well with by Sandy Hook dad and mom in Connecticut the place, as in Texas, he has already been discovered liable.

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