Alex Jones ordered to pay $965 million for Sandy Hook lies

Mgn 1280x960 20725c00 Paius
alex jones

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) – Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered by a Connecticut jury to pay $965 million to people who suffered from his false claim that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.

The verdict is the second big judgment against the Infowars host for claiming the massacre was staged.

It came in a lawsuit filed by the relatives of eight victims.

An FBI agent who responded to the shooting was also a plaintiff.

Jones now believes the shooting was real, but he says he had a right to publicly question whether it happened.

A Texas jury in August ordered Jones to pay $50 million to the parents of another slain child.

(Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

10/12/2022 4:59:28 PM (GMT -5:00)

Categories: Regional and US News