Alex Jones ordered to pay $473M more to Sandy Hook families
Infowars host Alex Jones and his company were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay an extra $473 million for promoting false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook school massacre, bringing the total judgment against him in a lawsuit filed by the victims’ families to a staggering $1.44 billion. Connecticut Judge Barabara Bellis imposed the punitive damages on the Infowars host and Free Speech Systems. Jones repeatedly told his millions of followers t he massacre that killed 20 first graders and six educators was staged by “crisis actors” to enact more gun control.news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones's Assets Are Frozen by Judge in Sandy Hook Case
(Bloomberg) -- Infowars host Alex Jones was temporarily blocked from transferring any assets or spending money other than for ordinary living expenses by the judge overseeing the Sandy Hook defamation trial in Connecticut.Most Read from BloombergMusk’s First Email to Twitter Staff Ends Remote WorkSam Bankman-Fried’s $16 Billion Fortune Is Eviscerated in DaysUS Inflation Slows More Than Forecast, Gives Fed Downshift RoomFTX Warns of Bankruptcy Without Rescue for $8 Billion ShortfallMeta to Cut 11news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones seeks new trial after $1B Sandy Hook verdict
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has asked a Connecticut judge to throw out a nearly $1 billion verdict against him and order a new trial in a lawsuit by Sandy Hook families, who say they were subjected to harassment and threats from Jones' lies about the 2012 Newtown school shooting. Jones filed the requests Friday, saying Judge Barbara Bellis' pretrial rulings resulted in an unfair trial and “a substantial miscarriage of justice.” “Additionally, the amount of the compensatory damages award exceeds any rational relationship to the evidence offered at trial," Jones' lawyers, Norm Pattis and Kevin Smith, wrote in the motion.news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones laughed off 'jaw-dropping' damages he was ordered to pay Sandy Hook families, but the debt will likely follow him 'the rest of his life,' legal experts say
Lawyers said the massive Sandy Hook judgment may be with Alex Jones indefinitely, with one saying he could be 'broke' for the rest of his life.news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones was ordered to pay millions in damages for his claims that Sandy Hook was a hoax, but the 1 in 5 Americans who believe him can harass surviving families without consequence. We talked to on
Although Alex Jones has been held liable for his defamatory comments about Sandy Hook, a belief in "false flag" conspiracies is common in the US.news.yahoo.com
Infowars rep: 'False statements' on Sandy Hook shooting
“I don’t think that we disagree that there were false statements made,” Brittany Paz testified at a civil trial involving Jones' claims that the nation’s deadliest school shooting was staged as a pretext to tighten gun regulations. Paz, a lawyer hired by Jones' defense to testify on the company’s workings, said she believed Jones didn't personally investigate the massacre.news.yahoo.com
Trial set to begin for Alex Jones in Sandy Hook hoax case
A month after losing one nearly $50 million verdict, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is set to go on trial a second time for calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax and causing several of the victims' families emotional and psychological harm. A six-member jury with several alternates in Connecticut will begin hearing evidence Tuesday on how much Jones should pay the families, since he already has been found liable for damages to them. Last month, a Texas jury ordered Jones to pay $49.3 million to the parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, one of 26 students and teachers killed in the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones lawyer takes the Fifth during Sandy Hook hearing
A lawyer for c onspiracy theorist Alex Jones invoked his right against self-incrimination Thursday during a civil court hearing in Connecticut over the possible improper disclosure of confidential medical records of relatives of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims. New Haven-based attorney Norman Pattis refused to answer questions citing his Fifth Amendment rights during a hearing on whether he should be disciplined for giving the confidential records to unauthorized persons — other lawyers for Jones in Texas. The hearing was connected to a Connecticut lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook families against Jones for calling the 2012 shooting that killed 20 children and six educators in Newtown a hoax.news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones' lawyer faces disciplinary hearing in Connecticut
A lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is facing scrutiny from a Connecticut judge, who began hearing testimony Wednesday on whether the lawyer should be disciplined for giving other attorneys for Jones highly sensitive documents, including medical records of relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Attorney Norman Pattis is representing Jones in a defamation lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook families against Jones for calling the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a hoax. The Connecticut trial is separate from a trial in Texas that ended earlier this month with a jury awarding more than $49 million to the parents of one of the slain children.news.yahoo.com
A jury says Alex Jones should pay $49 million for defaming Sandy Hook parents. He might be ordered to pay only a fraction of that thanks to Texas law.
The jury ordered Alex Jones to pay $45.2 million as punishment for his Sandy Hook lies, but Texas law caps punitive damages at $750,000.news.yahoo.com
Barr says Justice Department appears to be "taking a hard look" at Trump and his inner circle
In an exclusive interview with CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge, former Attorney General Bill Barr offered his analysis of the Jan. 6 grand jury investigation and what recent subpoenas for top Trump advisers may mean for the former president.news.yahoo.com
Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4M
A Texas jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre over Jones' repeated public claims that the attack was a hoax.
Detective: Alex Jones 'most dangerous' type of attack denier
An attorney for the parents of one of the children who were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting told jurors that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones repeatedly “lied and attacked the parents of murdered children” when he told his Infowars audience that the 2012 attack was a hoax.
'I've got to dig deep': Texas shooting tests Newtown parents
Some relatives of the victims of the 2012 attack on the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, who channeled grief into advocacy have claimed success, gradually, in areas including gun safety, attitudes around gun violence, and mental health awareness.
Sandy Hook families: Gun maker trying to wipe out lawsuit
The judge, however, allowed one lawsuit plaintiff not the Sandy Hook families to sit on the main committee of unsecured creditors. He said the bankruptcy case is so new that many people who may have claims against the company may not even know about the case. A gunman using a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by Remington killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012. The lawsuit has been put on hold because of the bankruptcy case. Jessup on Tuesday approved a schedule for the Sept. 17 auction that allows the Sandy Hook families and others to object to the sale by Sept. 1.
Jury: 'Nobody Died at Sandy Hook' author must pay victim's father $450,000
Getty ImagesMADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin jury Tuesday night awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting after he sued a man who wrote a book claiming the event never took place. He sued James Fetzer, author of "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook," for defamation in November 2018. Fetzer claimed in his book that the Sandy Hook shooting never took place. The jury spent nearly four hours determining the amount Fetzer would pay Pozner, reports the Wisconsin State Journal. "Mr. Fetzer has the right to believe that Sandy Hook never happened," Pozner said, according to the Journal.
'See something, say something' is working
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CNN) - Authorities say they thwarted two potential attacks on schools this week, thanks to tips from concerned citizens. Authorities are attributing their success to a strategy increasingly advocated by some experts: When you see something, say something. "It really speaks to the heart of prevention," Mark Barden, co-founder and managing director of Sandy Hook Promise, said. Sandy Hook Promise said it has received more than 30,000 tips since April 2018. Critics of Sandy Hook Promise's "Say Something" program and similar approaches say that the strategy places an unfair burden on children and exposes them to unnecessary trauma.
WATCH: Sandy Hook parents release chilling 'back to school' PSA
An anti-gun violence group connected to the Sandy Hook school massacre released a "back to school" PSA this week showing the chilling impact of school shooters. The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation's video, based out of Newtown, Connecticut, depicts smiling, happy children suddenly having to employ skateboards, jackets and cell phones in life-or-death moments. "We don't want people to turn away from it, so pretending it doesn't exist is not helping to solve it," Sandy Hook parent Nicole Hockley told NBC's "Today" show, which debuted the shocking, minute-long video. It's been nearly seven years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 people, including 20 children between the ages of six and seven, were killed. **Please note that this PSA contains graphic content related to school shootings that may be upsetting to some viewers.
Haunting Back-to-School PSA Spotlights Ordinary Items That Might Save Kids' Lives in a Shooting
A new back-to-school commercial is turning heads because it is more than meets the eye. Teens show off the ordinary items they would bring to school like book bags, sweaters, folders and skateboards, and demonstrate how they might save their lives in case of a school shooting. The chilling PSA was released by Sandy Hook Promise, a gun safety advocacy group formed in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre in 2012. Most chilling of all is a scene of a young girl, hiding in the bathroom and using a new phone to text her mom during a school shooting, tears running down her face. RELATED STORIESDad Whose Daughter Died in Sandy Hook 'Succumbed to Grief,' Says WifeFormer Columbine Principal Recites Shooting Victims' Names Every MorningDebunking the Myths Around Columbine High School Shooting