The prosecution’s attorney asked the jury to message Alex Jones, and they did so by awarding $45.2 million in punitive damages.
Via: The New York Times:
A Texas jury ruled Friday that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings $45.2 million in punitive damages, a day after being paid $45.00 in punitive damages. million dollars for damages.
The jury announced both awards after several dramatic days in court, with testimony that Mr. Jones and Free Speech Systems, the parent company of his disinformation-peddling media outlet, Infowars, were worth between $135 million and $270 million.
There are a few more tests to come
Jones has been held liable for libel in several lawsuits filed by Sandy Hook families. More damages lawsuits are coming in both Texas and Connecticut.
The lawsuit that has just closed involved the parents of a Sandy Hook victim. If the other lawsuits result in awards of equal or greater value, Alex Jones will be financially wiped out, and that could be the least of his problems as multiple law enforcement agencies have requested access to his cell phone that his attorney accidentally gave to plaintiffs. given .
Friday’s verdict is the first step in stopping Alex Jones.
Mr Easley is the editor in chief. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduation work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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