Jury Awards Sandy Hook Parents $4.1 Million in Compensatory Damages, and $45.2 Million in Punitive Damages, Against Alex Jones


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on August 5, 2022 | Sundance 

A Texas jury has delivered a financial verdict against Alex Jones, awarding two parents of the Sandy Hook elementary school victim, 4.1 million in compensatory damages and $45.2 million in punitive damages.  However, Texas limits punitive damages at $750,000.  The verdict comes after a civil lawsuit against Alex Jones for defamation relating to his comments around the Sandy Hook school shooting, and his claims of a hoax.

During the trial Mr. Jones admitted his statements were false and accepted the events were horrific, resulting in the deaths of 26 students and teachers in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut attack. Mr Jones and his media company, Free Speech Systems, were sued his false statements about the mass shooting.

(Via MSM) – […] “Alex Jones is patient zero for our society’s inability to speak without lies,” plaintiff attorney Wesley Ball told the jurors on Friday as he pleaded for them to “take him out of this discourse of this misinformation, of this peddling of lies and make sure he can’t do it again.”

Jones’ defense attorney, F. Andino Reynal, asked the jury on Friday to return a verdict that is “fair and proportionate,” which he suggested was $270,000. He previously asked the jury to award no more than $8 in compensatory damages.

 

[…] The trial was the first of three in which juries will determine how much Jones must pay in damages to Sandy Hook families. (read more)

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I did not follow the trial, but I’m assuming this is a tough verdict for Alex Jones.  It will likely have a chilling effect for his organization.

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