Alex Jones Ordered to Pay Almost $50 Million in 1st of 3 Defamation Cases

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Alex Jones was ordered by a jury to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting in a defamation case. According to the Wall Street Journal, the court claims that Jones went “beyond the norms” in his claims.

“Beyond the norms?”

Mr. Jones said his business could not survive more than $2 million in damages.

You don’t have to condone Mr. Jones’s comments, and you can feel tremendous sympathy for the parents, but the judge would not allow free speech as a defense. That’s a problem.

According to Insider, a lawyer for two Sandy Hook parents told the jury, “Take him out.”

“Take him out of this discourse of this misinformation, of this peddling of lies and make sure he can’t do it again,” attorney Wesley Ball said of the far-right conspiracy theorist during his closing arguments in the punitive damages phase of Jones’ defamation damages trial.

“I ask that with your verdict, you not only take Alex Jones’ platform away, you make certain he will not rebuild the platform,” he added. “That is punishment. That is deterrence.”

The verdict follows a separate $4.1 million award granted by the same jury on Thursday for actual damages.

This case is the first of two more seeking damages for statements Jones and his staff made after the shooting. He claimed that Sandy Hook was a false flag operation and the parents were paid actors. The purpose, he said, was to enforce gun control and other leftist goals.

The Sandy Hook parents claimed they received death threats as a result, and one phone message was played during the trial. Thus the defamation.

Mr. Jones has said, at least for the past six years, that Sandy Hook was 100% real. He has apologized.

Mr. Jones has said he will likely ask an appeals court to overturn or reduce the damages award.

Sandy Hook parents also hit on the 2nd Amendment over their horrible loss.

Jones dealt with it on his website. Jones said the judge didn’t allow Jones to testify today and wouldn’t allow his attorney to testify. He also said he is in bankruptcy. Jones said he would discuss the punitive damages today on his show, but we don’t have the time for that show.

Elijah Schaeffer, a reporter for The Blaze, thinks it’s a problem for all of us.


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lazarusreddog
lazarusreddog
3 days ago

So a group of grieving parents are entitled to money because another person did not have the right to speak his opinions, which means their ‘feelings’ are more important than other people’s ‘right of speech’.
Meanwhile the fake media talking-heads continue to ‘offend’ me with their lies about an insurrection which did not take place & a criminal first son’s escapades are ignored by law enforcement.
I am truly living in George Orwell’s fictional book 1984.

Chris Brown
Chris Brown
3 days ago

I believe Alex, am I going to be sued now?

The Prisoner
The Prisoner
3 days ago

There is no cause for sympathy towards the parents in this case. How many millions have they already collected over Sandy Hook? Jones caused them no pain.

This case will be overturned due to the outrageous behavior of the blue haired leftist AA judge. She did not conceal her bias and abuses.

lazarusreddog
lazarusreddog
3 days ago
Reply to  The Prisoner

This is why judges should be elected to the bench for limited terms by the people they rule over – not by their law student college fraternity brothers/sisters who give the life-time job to one of their own, who was the most popular & will always give them favorable decisions to their most richest and guilty clients.

Nabi
Nabi
2 days ago
Reply to  The Prisoner

Kinda reminds me of the US Johnny Depp trial where Depp and al the lawyers got a big payout altho his reputation was so low–documented in the media–that he couldn’t possibly be defamed further. Of course, the Sandy Hook case is far more serious. Law is a capricious mistress–especially left in the hands of the self serving legal community which has set things up so no matter what the outcome it gets a huge pay off. The public, conservative or liberal swings obligingly the way their respective media grooms them to.

Harrison Pendleton
Harrison Pendleton
3 days ago

The judge himself should be sued for hypocrisy and terrorist-like features. No doubt some liberal seks trafficker diddling under his robes, the judge is trying to intimidate all Americans with his amateurish opines. Jones’ previous “hoax” remark was likely to point the finger at the democrat party, the same people responsible for engineering the majority of mass shootings via paid actors and contractors.

Juan Motime
Juan Motime
3 days ago

Herself….

GuvGeek
GuvGeek
3 days ago

If Democrats stay in power. this will be the fate of anyone questioning Government.

Dave Huff
Dave Huff
3 days ago
Reply to  GuvGeek

Or it will get real bloody real quick….

GuvGeek
GuvGeek
3 days ago
Reply to  Dave Huff

That depends on if Democrats believe in the Constitutional Republic or Mob Rule Democracy.