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Jury Orders Alex Jones To Pay $4 Million For Sandy Hook Hoax Claims

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Jury Orders Alex Jones To Pay $4 Million For Sandy Hook Hoax Claims

There’s more likely to come.

Alexis Jones is known as Infowars Host and has repeatedly claimed the deadliest school shooting in United States history was a hoax. His claims are often overlooked, but until recently, what he said about students killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre emerged.

The parents of one of the pupils affected sought at least $150million in compensation for defamation and intentional inflictions of emotional distress. 

via Reuters/ 6-Year-Old Jesse Lewis

But Jones’ attorney urged the jury to limit damages to $8 – one dollar for each of the compensation charges they are considering, and Jones himself said any award over $2milllion would sink them. In their verdict, a Texas jury has ordered the conspiracy theorist to pay over $4million in compensatory damages to the parents of 6-Year-Old Jesse Lewis.

The Austin jury is still deciding how much the host must pay in punitive damages to Neil Heslin & Scarlett Lewis. 

via Reuters

Neil and Scarlett’s son Jesse was among the twenty children and six educators killed in the 2012 attack in Newtown, Connecticut. Likely, this won’t be the last judgment against Jones, as a Connecticut judge has ruled against him in a similar lawsuit brought by other victims’ families and an FBI agent who worked on the case.  

The trial at Austin concluded with Jones conceding that the attack was real and that he was wrong to lie about it. 

via Reuters/AP

But Heslin and Lewis told jurors an apology wouldn’t suffice and called on them to make Jones pay for the years of suffering he has put them and other Sandy Hook families through. However, the Texas award could set a marker for other cases against Jones and underlines the financial threat he’s facing. It’s reported his media company Free Speech Systems, which is Infowars’ parent company, filed for bankruptcy amid the two-week trial.

On the other hand, the latter has raised questions about the ability of Infowars to continue operating. 

via Reuters/AP

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