Alex Jones ordered to pay $45m in damages over Sandy Hook lies

by | Aug 5, 2022 | World

A court in the United States has ordered right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a six-year-old boy killed in the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook, on top of the money he has already been told to pay for the suffering he put them through with years of false claims that the school shooting was a hoax.The total sum of $49.3 million, while considerable, is below the $150 million Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis had sought for the years of lies that they, and other parents, had to endure as a result of Jones’s Texas-based InfoWars talk shows.
Afterwards, Lewis said that Jones – who was not in court to hear the decision – had been held accountable.
She said when she took the stand and looked Jones in the eye, she thought of her son – Jesse Lewis – who was credited with saving lives by yelling “run” when the killer paused in his rampage.
“He stood up to the bully Adam Lanza and saved nine of his classmates’ lives,” Lewis said. “I hope that I did that incredible courage justice when I was able to confront Alex Jones, who is also a bully. I hope that inspires other people to do the same.”
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