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New Punitive Damages Raise Alex Jones' Bill to $1.44B
Alex Jones Owes $473M More

Alex Jones Owes $473M More

Infowars host calls judge's decision in Sandy Hook case on punitive damages 'a joke'

(Newser) - Infowars host Alex Jones and his company were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay an extra $473 million for promoting false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook school massacre, bringing the total judgment against him in a lawsuit filed by the victims’ families to a staggering $1.44 billion....

Alex Jones Asks Judge to Toss $1B Verdict Against Him

Conspiracy theorist wants a new trial, claiming a 'substantial miscarriage of justice'

(Newser) - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has asked a Connecticut judge to throw out a nearly $1 billion verdict against him and order a new trial in a lawsuit by Sandy Hook families, who say they were subjected to harassment and threats from Jones' lies about the 2012 Newtown school shooting. Jones...

Experts: Alex Jones Looking at Financial Ruin

Unable to pay the full penalty, 'he may be forced to live a subsistence type of life'

(Newser) - The $965 million awarded to 15 Connecticut plaintiffs who suffered from Infowars host Alex Jones' promotion of the lie that the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax is "the largest defamation verdict in US history, certainly on compensatory damages," University of California law professor...

Alex Jones Calls Judgment a Joke and Asks for Money

Sandy Hook families listen quietly in court, then weep

(Newser) - Instead of being in the Connecticut courtroom when he was being ordered Wednesday to pay the families of Sandy Hook mass shooting victims almost $1 billion for insisting the massacre was a hoax, Alex Jones was hosting his Infowars show. That allowed him to mock the court and lobby his...

Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $965M to Sandy Hook Victims

Parents, siblings of victims said they were harassed for years because of his lies

(Newser) - The conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay $965 million to people who suffered from his false claim that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, a jury in Connecticut decided Wednesday. The verdict is the second big judgment against the Infowars host over his relentless promotion of the...

Jury Hears Jones and internet Blamed in Closing Arguments

Deliberations on damages begins in Connecticut

(Newser) - A lawyer for families of eight people killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre told a jury Thursday that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones started lying about the shooting the day it happened and provided the machinery that allowed that lie to spread. Jones' attorney countered by telling the jury his...

After Rant, Alex Jones Delays Next Testimony

Lawyer says it's an effort to 'lower the temperature' in Connecticut courtroom

(Newser) - Given Alex Jones' angry outburst in court on Thursday, his lawyer has decided he's in no hurry to put the Infowars host back on the stand. Norm Pattis told the Connecticut court Friday he'll call Jones to the stand next week, USA Today reports. "We think that...

Alex Jones Erupts in Courtroom
Alex Jones Erupts
in Courtroom

Alex Jones Erupts in Courtroom

Infowars host testifies that he's through apologizing for false claims

(Newser) - Alex Jones took the stand Thursday at his Connecticut defamation trial, acknowledging he had promoted the conspiracy theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, but angrily refusing to keep apologizing for that. More than a dozen relatives of the 26 shooting victims showed up to observe his...

Alex Jones Arrives at Court, Calls Judge a 'Tyrant'

Infowars host is again facing penalties for his Sandy Hook conspiracy theories

(Newser) - A defiant Alex Jones arrived at a Connecticut courthouse Tuesday, declaring his innocence despite already being found liable for spreading the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax, per the AP . A jury has been hearing evidence for a week to determine how much Jones must...

Jones Rips Trial With Infowars on Stand
Infowars
Representative
Takes Stand

Infowars Representative Takes Stand

Families' lawyer asks how seriously company is taking trial

(Newser) - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is on trial in Connecticut for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre a hoax, continued Friday to describe the proceedings as a "kangaroo court" from his Infowars studio in Texas. Jones' commentary became a focus of testimony on the fourth day of the trial,...

Lawyers Accuse Alex Jones of Hiding Assets

'Alex Jones is not financially bankrupt; he is morally bankrupt'

(Newser) - Lawyers for the families of Sandy Hook victims say Alex Jones has been shuffling millions of dollars between relatives and companies while claiming to be bankrupt. The families have asked a federal bankruptcy court to appoint a trustee to take charge of Free Speech Systems, the parent company of the...

Strange Turn in Tale of Alex Jones' Texts

Sandy Hook lawyer says one was 'intimate' photo of Jones' wife that Jones sent to Roger Stone

(Newser) - The saga of Alex Jones' text messages just took an uncomfortable turn. In his recent Sandy Hook trial, Jones' attorneys made a mistake and accidentally turned over two years' of Jones' private texts to the opposing legal team. Over the weekend, Jones complained on his Infowars show that a "...

2 Years' Worth of Alex Jones' Texts Given to House Jan. 6 Panel

Though not the ones they really wanted

(Newser) - After months of working to get access to them, the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol on Monday received more than two years' worth of Alex Jones' text messages, sources say. The messages, which were turned over to the committee by a lawyer for...

Roger Stone Asks People to Donate to Alex Jones

Trump ally made the call after punitive damages verdict came out

(Newser) - Roger Stone is calling for supporters to send donations to Alex Jones after the Infowars host was ordered to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Jones was also hit with a verdict of $4.1...

Jury Awards Punitive Damages in Alex Jones Case of $45M

Lawyer had asked jurors to send a message to "stop the monetization of misinformation'

(Newser) - The jury in Alex Jones' defamation trial on Friday awarded the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School punitive damages of $45.2 million. Jones' lawyer immediately objected, the New York Times reports, pointing out to the judge that Texas law limits punitive...

Jury Tells Alex Jones to Pay Parents $4M

Jury will decide punitive damages next

(Newser) - A Texas jury on Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, marking the first time the Infowars host has been held financially liable for repeatedly...

Judge to Alex Jones: No Mistrial, for 'the 17th Time'

Attorney says his own gaffe over Jones' texts warrants a new trial, but judge disagrees

(Newser) - After Wednesday's surprise development in the Alex Jones trial—the revelation that his attorneys accidentally turned over two years' worth of Jones' texts to prosecutors—the defense asked for a mistrial on Thursday. But the judge, sounding a little exasperated, wasn't having it. “That’s like the...

Lawyers 'Messed Up,' Sending Alex Jones' Texts to Opponents

Infowars host had said under oath that there was nothing on his phone about Sandy Hook killings

(Newser) - Alex Jones said in a sworn deposition that there's nothing on his cellphone about the Sandy Hook school massacre. That position became uncomfortable Wednesday when the Infowars host was on the stand in his defamation trial in Texas and learned that his lawyers "messed up." Mark Bankston,...

Alex Jones Takes Stand, Addresses Parents of Slain 6-Year-Old

Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis got into a heated exchange with him later

(Newser) - The parents of Jesse Lewis, who was murdered at 6 years old in the Sandy Hook massacre, took the stand Tuesday in the trial to determine what damages Alex Jones owes for defamation. Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis said the conspiracy theorist Infowars radio host made their lives "hell,...

How Alex Jones' Trial Relates to the First Amendment
How Alex Jones'
Trial Relates to the
First Amendment
the rundown

How Alex Jones' Trial Relates to the First Amendment

All defamation suits are First Amendment cases

(Newser) - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrived at a Texas courthouse for his defamation trial for calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack a hoax with the words "Save the 1st" scrawled on tape covering his mouth. Although Jones portrays the lawsuit as an assault on the First Amendment, parents say...

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