A Texas jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million in damages to the parents of a six-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
It’s the first time the Infowars host has been held financially liable for repeatedly claiming the deadliest school shooting in US history was a hoax.
The Austin jury has yet to decide how much punitive damages must be paid by Infowars host Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose son Jesse was among the 20 children and six educators 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.
It is unlikely to be the final verdict against Jones for his repeated allegations that the attack was staged in the interests of increased gun control.
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/infowars-alex-jones-ordered-to-pay-parents-4m-over-sandy-hook-massacre-hoax-claim-41890953.html Infowars’ Alex Jones has to pay parents $4 million for allegedly hoaxing about Sandy Hook massacre