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Alex Jones: jury decides conspiracy theorist should pay nearly $1 billion in damage to families Sandy Hook for his lie about the school massacre

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Far right conversation show host Alex Jones should pay eight families of Victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and one first defendant $965 million in for damages, a Connecticut jury decided on Wednesday, ending an agonizing week-long trial that has put on display serious harm caused by the lies of the conspiracy theorist.

With his punishment award, decision could cut or even doom Jones to Infowars media empire at the center of date major conspiracy theories back to former the administration of President George W. Bush and was supported by President Donald Trump.

The plaintiffs and their lawyers were visibly agitated when the jury decision have been read. decision notes key moment in a multi-year process that began in 2018 when families took legal action against Jones and his company Free Speech Systems, parent of fringe media organization Infowars.

Jones unreasonably said again as well as again after the mass shooting in 2012 in which 26 people were killed, that the incident was staged, and that families and first the respondents were “crisis actors”. Plaintiffs throughout the trial described in spicy terms how lies caused relentless persecution against them and exacerbated the emotional agony of lose your loved ones.

plaintiffs in the test included family members of eight students and employees, in addition to one FBI agent who responded to the scene. All three cases were combined into one trial.

Jones was not in courtroom for verdict. He broadcast live when the jury decision was read in court, ridiculed decision on its information wars show and used it to raise funds.

It is not clear when or how a lot of of in money plaintiffs will eventually see. Jones said he would appeal. decision and during its Wednesday broadcast said there was “no money” to pay out the huge figure the jury awarded to the plaintiffs.

Christopher Mattei, Attorney for plaintiffs called for jurors award at least half billion dollars for constantly distorting life of his clients. According to him, this figure will represent more than 550 million online the impression Jones allegedly got from Sandy Hook’s lies online.

“You can say it’s astronomical. That’s right,” Mattei said. “That’s exactly what Alex Jones set myself up do. That’s what he built. He built False machine it might push this stuff out. You reap what you sow.”

Mattei praised the jury after the verdict.

“The jury’s verdict is a testament to the courage in loud assertion that people of goodwill, dedicated to truth, attentive, mindful of their duties to their fellow citizens may come together to protect the innocent, expose lies masquerading as truth, and set right historical wrong” Mattei told reporters. outside courthouse.

decision in Connecticut comes two months after separate jury in Texas determined that Jones and his company should award two sandy hook parents who sued in this fortune is almost 50 million dollars. Later this month the judge in In this case, the question of whether reduce punitive damages awarded under Texas law.

Although Jones initially lied about the 2012 shooting, he later admitted that the massacre happened when he faced multiple lawsuits. But he failed fulfill with court rulings under investigation of trials in Connecticut and Texas leading families in each state to win absentee decision against his.

During latest court, family of Sandy Hook victims gave emotional testimony, telling jurors in haunting terms how Jones’ lie about the shooting changed their lives forever and added to the pain. of lose your loved ones.

Jones, who was cross-examined by plaintiffs’ lawyers but chose not to testify in his own defense as originally planned, sought to pose as a victim of an elaborate “deep state” conspiracy against his.

At a particularly explosive moment in court, jones confused with advocate for plaintiffs accusing him of “Ambulance Chasing” before diving into an insane tirade in trial of liberals.

The judge who heard the case warned Jones of several times during his testimony, warning him even in one point that he can be delayed in contempt of court if he violated it rules moving forward.

Jones attacked the lawsuit, even admitting in court that he referred to the trial as of “kangaroo court” and called the judge a “tyrant”. He has already indicated that he plans appeal.

This story was updated with additional details.

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