Sandy Hook victim’s father testifies at Alex Jones trial
Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is now facing two more defamation lawsuits filed by parents of other victims after he was ordered to pay a total of $49 million in damages.
One lawsuit was filed in Texas by the parents of another Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting victim. His lawyer said Friday that the case is on hold due to the bankruptcy of his company.
The second trial is in Waterbury, Connecticut, for the families of eight other victims.
The Austin, Texas jury ruled Thursday that he must pay more than $4 million in damages to the parents of six-year-old Jesse Lewis who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Friday they ordered Jones to pay an additional $45.2 million in punitive damages.
Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis filed a defamation complaint against Jones over his allegation that the school shooting, which killed 20 children and six adults, was fraudulent.
During the trial, it was found that his own lawyer had mistakenly shared the entire contents of Jones’ phone with the opposition legal team, who were asked to provide them to the Jan. 6 committee.
Why Jones Is Being Sued By The Families Of The Sandy Hook Victims
Hours after 26 people were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, Alex Jones began spewing false claims that the massacre was not real.
More than 10 years later, the far-right conspiracy theorist’s inflammatory comments continue to haunt him as the families of the shooting victims — including 20 young children — hold him accountable in court.
After multiple attempts by the Infowars host to delay and derail justice, his time is finally up.
Why is Alex Jones being sued by families of children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre?
Far-right conspiracy theorist claimed the mass shooting that killed 26 young children and staff at a Connecticut school never happened
Stuti MishraAugust 8, 2022 05:54
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