Jury Awards Parents $4 Million from Alex Jones
“A jury in Texas awarded the parents of a child killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School more than $4 million in compensatory damages from the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defaming them by spreading lies that they were complicit in a government plot to stage the shooting as a pretext for gun control,” the New York Times reports.
“The trial will now enter a second phase, in which the jury will consider evidence of Mr. Jones’s net worth to determine how much, if anything, to award… in punitive damages.”
“This is the first of three trials in which juries are being asked to decide how much Mr. Jones must pay relatives of 10 Sandy Hook victims for spreading lies that they were actors in a so-called false flag operation planned by the government.”
Save to Favorites