The Sandy Hook family used their own experiences, social media research, and the Infowars fabulist’s lack of remorse to achieve an important decision.
WATERY, Connecticut – The families of eight Sandy Hook massacre victims suffered nearly $1 billion in damages from Infowars liar Alex Jones on Wednesday, in a fatal blow to his empire and sending a clear message that his lies and those of his supporters were There are serious consequences.
Jones now risks financial disaster after claiming for years that the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, which killed 20 first graders and six teachers, was a government construction. However, the amount the families will eventually get is unknown.
As the court clerk read out the amounts granted to each of the 15 plaintiffs, in turn, the families and their attorneys watched in startled silence. They sobbed silently as they hugged one another after the court was dismissed. Robbie Parker earned the biggest prize, at $120 million. Years ago, Mr. Jones singled out Mr. Parker, whose daughter Emilie perished at Sandy Hook, as an actor whose broadcast tribute to Emilie a day after her death was “disgusting” on his Infowars show and website.
The focus of the Connecticut case was Mr. Parker, who has experienced internet abuse, harassment, and death threats since. “We stepped up on the stand and stated the truth every day in that courtroom,” he continued.
For anyone who still chooses to listen to that man, just ask yourself, what has he ever given you,” Mr. Parker concluded in a wink to Mr. Jones’s supporters. Most likely, Mr. Jones lacks the funds necessary to cover Wednesday’s reward. A forensic economist pegged Mr. Jones’s empire’s value at a maximum of $270 million in August, but in the same month, Mr. Jones declared bankruptcy on his parent business, Free Speech Systems. According to Mr. Jones, his $54 million debt to a business he owns has rendered him bankrupt. However, in recent years, Mr. Jones’ annual earnings from selling diet pills, survivalist gear, and gun accessories have exceeded $50 million.