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Judge Spares Infowars but Liquidates Alex Jones' Assets

Rulings mean broadcasts can continue while Sandy Hook families seek payment

(Newser) - Alex Jones' comeuppance for spreading audacious lies about the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting became very real on Friday:
  • A bankruptcy judge in Houston ruled that his personal assets will be liquidated to help repay the $1.5 billion he owes to families of the victims, reports the AP . An
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Alex Jones: 'Infowars Is a Sinking Ship'

Sandy Hook families are also now going after the conspiracy theorist's social media accounts

(Newser) - Alex Jones has ceased fighting the liquidation of his assets to pay Sandy Hook families after he spread conspiracy theories about the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 26. Included in that liquidation is Jones' stake in his Infowars web program, but the families are now going after...

Sandy Hook's Surviving First-Graders Are Graduating

It's a 'bitterwsweet moment,' says one of the high school seniors

(Newser) - Wednesday's graduating class of students at Newtown High School in Connecticut will have 330 students. It should have been 350, however, and some of the focus will be on those missing 20—the young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre of 2012. The slain first-graders and the six...

Report: Aaron Rodgers Spews Sandy Hook Conspiracies
Report: Aaron Rodgers
Is a Sandy Hook Truther
updated

Report: Aaron Rodgers Is a Sandy Hook Truther

CNN journalist describes conversation with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s potential running mate

(Newser) - This file has been updated with Rodgers' comment. One of two leading contenders for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s running mate, New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, could provide a boost to the long-shot presidential bid. Or he could do the opposite, as CNN reports that Rodgers has "...

Alex Jones Spent $93K in July, Has Paid Sandy Hook Families $0

Infowars founder has filed for bankruptcy, seeking to dodge $1.5B settlement

(Newser) - As Alex Jones continues telling his Infowars audience about his money problems and pleads for them to buy his products, his own documents show life isn't that bad—his net worth is around $14 million and his personal spending topped $93,000 in July alone, reports the AP . That...

At Sandy Hook, They Saw the Horrors We Can't Possibly Imagine

The 'New York Times Magazine' speaks to the crime-scene investigators

(Newser) - The horrifying scenes of school shootings are impossible to picture for all but a few people: those tasked with meticulously documenting the scene. In a lengthy piece for the New York Times Magazine , Jay Kirk recounts what Detectives Art Walkley and Karoline Keith and Sgt. Jeff Covello took on when...

Connecticut State Trooper Has Kept His Sandy Hook Promise

Survivors, family members, first responders, and others look back on 10th anniversary of massacre

(Newser) - Wednesday is the 10th anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary , in which a gunman massacred 20 first-graders and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. In the decade since, the victims' families have struggled with a painful new life without their loved ones, and the town of Newtown has...

Newtown Quietly Opens Memorial to 26 Victims

Site is 'perfectly appointed' for contemplation, mother of slain 6-year-old says

(Newser) - A memorial to the 20 first graders and six educators killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting opened to the public Sunday, a month before the 10th anniversary of the massacre. No ceremony was planned at the site a short distance from the Connecticut school. It has become a...

New Punitive Damages Raise Alex Jones' Bill to $1.44B
Alex Jones Owes $473M More

Alex Jones Owes $473M More

Infowars host calls judge's decision in Sandy Hook case on punitive damages 'a joke'

(Newser) - 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....

Alex Jones Calls Judgment a Joke and Asks for Money

Sandy Hook families listen quietly in court, then weep

(Newser) - Instead of being in the Connecticut courtroom when he was being ordered Wednesday to pay the families of Sandy Hook mass shooting victims almost $1 billion for insisting the massacre was a hoax, Alex Jones was hosting his Infowars show. That allowed him to mock the court and lobby his...

Alex Jones Erupts in Courtroom
Alex Jones Erupts
in Courtroom

Alex Jones Erupts in Courtroom

Infowars host testifies that he's through apologizing for false claims

(Newser) - Alex Jones took the stand Thursday at his Connecticut defamation trial, acknowledging he had promoted the conspiracy theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, but angrily refusing to keep apologizing for that. More than a dozen relatives of the 26 shooting victims showed up to observe his...

Jones Rips Trial With Infowars on Stand
Infowars
Representative
Takes Stand

Infowars Representative Takes Stand

Families' lawyer asks how seriously company is taking trial

(Newser) - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is on trial in Connecticut for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre a hoax, continued Friday to describe the proceedings as a "kangaroo court" from his Infowars studio in Texas. Jones' commentary became a focus of testimony on the fourth day of the trial,...

Roger Stone Asks People to Donate to Alex Jones

Trump ally made the call after punitive damages verdict came out

(Newser) - Roger Stone is calling for supporters to send donations to Alex Jones after the Infowars host was ordered to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Jones was also hit with a verdict of $4.1...

Jury Awards Punitive Damages in Alex Jones Case of $45M

Lawyer had asked jurors to send a message to "stop the monetization of misinformation'

(Newser) - The jury in Alex Jones' defamation trial on Friday awarded the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School punitive damages of $45.2 million. Jones' lawyer immediately objected, the New York Times reports, pointing out to the judge that Texas law limits punitive...

Jury Tells Alex Jones to Pay Parents $4M

Jury will decide punitive damages next

(Newser) - A Texas jury on Thursday 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 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, marking the first time the Infowars host has been held financially liable for repeatedly...

Judge to Alex Jones: No Mistrial, for 'the 17th Time'

Attorney says his own gaffe over Jones' texts warrants a new trial, but judge disagrees

(Newser) - After Wednesday's surprise development in the Alex Jones trial—the revelation that his attorneys accidentally turned over two years' worth of Jones' texts to prosecutors—the defense asked for a mistrial on Thursday. But the judge, sounding a little exasperated, wasn't having it. “That’s like the...

Alex Jones Takes Stand, Addresses Parents of Slain 6-Year-Old

Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis got into a heated exchange with him later

(Newser) - The parents of Jesse Lewis, who was murdered at 6 years old in the Sandy Hook massacre, took the stand Tuesday in the trial to determine what damages Alex Jones owes for defamation. Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis said the conspiracy theorist Infowars radio host made their lives "hell,...

How Alex Jones' Trial Relates to the First Amendment
How Alex Jones'
Trial Relates to the
First Amendment
the rundown

How Alex Jones' Trial Relates to the First Amendment

All defamation suits are First Amendment cases

(Newser) - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones arrived at a Texas courthouse for his defamation trial for calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack a hoax with the words "Save the 1st" scrawled on tape covering his mouth. Although Jones portrays the lawsuit as an assault on the First Amendment, parents say...

Psychiatrist: Alex Jones Caused Sandy Hook Parents to Live in Fear

Sandy Hook parents 'very, very frightened' by Alex Jones' followers

(Newser) - The parents of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim live with a complex form of post-traumatic stress disorder and a constant fear that followers of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will kill them, a psychiatrist testified Monday at Jones' defamation trial. Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, parents of 6-year-old Jesse...

Sandy Hook Family Has a Dollar Amount for Alex Jones

They say he should pay them $150M

(Newser) - For the first time, a Sandy Hook victim's family has named a price they believe Alex Jones should pay for defaming them with his lies about the Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The lawyer for the parents of Jesse Lewis, one of the 20...

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