Alex Jones Ordered To Pay $4.1 Million For Spreading Sandy Hook Fake Theory
An inquest jury ordered the conspiracy television host Alex Jones to pay $4.1 million to the parents of the child killed by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
The decision came following an appeal characterized by Jones and his lawyer violating the rules of court and accidentally providing copies of Jone's phone records to his opponent's legal team.
The penalty is one of the first legal consequences of Jones and his false assertions of the incident being staged "false Flag," which led to an endless cycle of harassment and threats to parents.
However, it's only an egregious portion of Jones's profits over the past few years.
Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin Neil Heslin, whose daughter Jesse Lewis was one of the 20 children who died at Sandy Hook, had requested $150 million in damages for Jones's statements regarding Sandy Hook.
According to The New York Times notes, the jury is scheduled to meet following the verdict today to determine whether or not they should award additional damages for punitive intent.
Jones will go through a series of three trials from Sandy Hook parents;
Since the defendant lost his defamation lawsuits in all three cases by the default of not submitting documents before the judge, The jury in each trial will have to decide on financial penalties.
Till now, the costs include today's $4 million judgment, some much smaller previous fines, and a reported $15 million in legal fees — and the benefits tens of millions of dollars made each year.