Alex Jones Ordered To Pay Over $4M In Damages To Sandy Hook Families In Defamation Trial, Number Expected To Only Go Up Tomorrow

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An already terrible week for InfoWars host Alex Jones just hit a massive, expensive fever pitch, and it’s only expected to get that much worse tomorrow.

This week has seen a mountain of reporting regarding the trial that’s been ongoing between the Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and the families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims — after the families of the victims sued the radio show host for defamation over remarks made on his platform, suggesting that the deadly shooting was faked.

Jones has already lost this battle, so to speak, when he was found guilty of defaming the families through his platform. This week’s trial was set to determine the amount of financial damages Jones will be responsible for. As of this evening, that amount has now been set at over $4 million and counting.

According to breaking new reporting, Alex Jones has officially been ordered by a TX jury to pay $4.1 million to the family of a 6-year-old who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, as a direct result of the suffering Jones caused to the family by using his platform and website to spread heinous, harmful lies about the legitimacy of the massacre.

NBC News reports on the development:

Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse died alongside 19 of his classmates and six educators at the school in Newtown, Connecticut, had sought $150 million for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

An attorney for Jones, who has repeatedly suggested that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax, asked jurors to award Heslin and Lewis only $1.

The jury was only asked to decide whether Jones, who has already been found liable by a judge because he did not hand over critical evidence before the trial began, must also pay Jesse’s parents for the emotional distress and reputational damage caused by his false claims. The jury will also decide whether to award punitive damages. The panel will hear testimony on that subject Friday.”

This ultimately means that the $4.1M amount has the very real potential to only go up from here.

You play stupid games, you win stupid prizes, Alex.

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