The Sandy Hoax people over at CNN and the New York Times are claiming that Alex Jones is going to have to pay $45.2 million in extra â€œpunitive damagesâ€ to the Sandy Hoaxster crisis actors.
They are eventually admitting that these kinds of damages are illegal in Texas â€“ but not until the 12th paragraph.
A Texas jury ordered the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Friday to pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting $45.2 million in punitive damages for spreading the lie that they helped stage the massacre.
The jury announced its decision a day after awarding the parents more than $4 million in compensatory damages and after testimony on Friday that Mr. Jones and Free Speech Systems, the parent company of his misinformation-peddling media outlet, Infowars, were worth $135 million to $270 million.
I think Alex isnâ€™t as broke as he claims, but this is just retarded.
Mr. Jones was found liable last year for defaming the victimsâ€™ families while spreading bogus theories that the shooting had been part of a government plot to confiscate Americansâ€™ firearms and that the victimsâ€™ families had been complicit in the scheme.
This weekâ€™s trial was the first of three to determine how much Mr.