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Alex Jones Responds After Judge Orders Him to Pay $4.1 Million to Sandy Hook Parents


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Alex Jones has been ordered by a judge to pay over $4 million to the parents of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre for compensatory damages.

This is considerably less than the $150 million which was being sought after.

However, Jones says that the $4.1 million will bankrupt his company.

Punitive damages have yet to be decided, but Jones will allegedly not be allowed to testify or defend himself.

Jones responded by admitting that he was wrong about Sandy Hook, and apologized to the families.

He claims that edited videos were shown to the families and to the the jury in an attempt to make him look worse.

Jones faces an uphill battle in upcoming trials.

Here’s the breaking news from the Associated Press:

A Texas jury Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million — significantly less than the $150 million being sought — in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook massacre, marking the first time the Infowars host has been held financially liable for repeatedly claiming the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history was a hoax.

The Austin jury must still decide how much the Infowars host should pay in punitive damages to Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose son Jesse Lewis was among the 20 children and six educators who were killed in the 2012 attack in Newtown, Connecticut.

The parents had sought at least $150 million in compensation for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Jones’ attorney asked the jury to limit damages to $8 — one dollar for each of the compensation charges they considered — and Jones himself said any award over $2 million “would sink us.”

It likely won’t be the last judgment against Jones — who was not in the courtroom — over his claims that the attack was staged in the interests of increasing gun controls. A Connecticut judge has ruled against him in a similar lawsuit brought by other victims’ families and an FBI agent who worked on the case. He also faces another trial in Austin.

Jones has responded to the verdict in a video from Info Wars.

The Gateway Pundit has more on his reaction:

Alex Jones responded on Thursday.

“I admitted I was wrong. I admitted it was a mistake. I admitted that I followed disinformation but not on purpose. I apologized to the families. And the jury understood that. What I did to those families was wrong. But I didn’t do it on purpose,” Alex Jones said.

Here is the video of Jones’ response:

Jones admitted that he was wrong, and had apologized to the families.

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However, he said that this was an attack on free speech.

Like him or hate him, many have noticed that Jones may be being used to make an example of.



 

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