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A jury has slapped the radio host with a huge damage order for claiming that the Sandy Hook school shooting was staged.

Controversial radio host Alex Jones has been ordered by a Connecticut jury to pay $965 million in damages to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims for suggesting that the December 2012 massacre was staged.

The six-member Connecticut Superior Court jury announced its verdict on Wednesday after three days of deliberations. The payouts were ordered to the families of eight children who were killed in the shooting, as well as to an emergency worker who claimed he was defamed. The largest damage award was to one of the parents, Robbie Parker, whom Jones was ordered to pay $60 million for defamation and $60 million for emotional distress.

Jones, founder of Infowars, accused Parker of being a crisis actor after he was shown on video briefly smiling at a press conference before speaking about the death of his 6-year-old daughter. He and other family members of the deceased children testified that they had been harassed and threatened by Infowars listeners because of the claims that Jones made. For instance, Mark and Jackie Barden said people urinated on their son’s grave and threatened to dig it up to prove that he wasn’t killed.

The shooting left 20 children and six teachers dead. The Connecticut case is one of four defamation lawsuits that were filed against Jones by Sandy Hook families. In August, a Texas jury ordered him to pay $49 million in damages to the parents of another one of the shooting victims.

Jones, who didn’t attend court for Wednesday’s verdict announcement, testified last month that he “legitimately thought” the shooting might have been staged but had later concluded that it was real. As a lawyer for the plaintiffs scolded him for failing to show respect to the victims’ families, he said, “Is this a struggle session? Are we in China? I’ve already said I’m sorry hundreds of times, and I’m done saying I’m sorry.”

Jones said on his radio show Wednesday that he will appeal the verdict and that his company’s bankruptcy filing will protect Infowars while the case is still pending. He has portrayed the lawsuits against him as an attack on the constitutional right to free speech.

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  1. Jones didn’t pull the trigger. He was not one of the protesters nor was he involved with what happened in any way. All Jones did was he legitimately thought the shooting might have been staged but had later concluded that it was real. Who’s payroll is the Judge on? And what is his name?

    • Jones says wacky nonsense sometimes, but more often than not he turns out to be right. When he stuffs up, the guy always comes out and admits it, which is more than you can say for the “trusted” MSM, who have been openly lying about practically everything since “weapons of mass destruction” 20 years ago (and most likely even long before that).

      Jones is once again the canary in the coal mine, like he was when they first started deplatforming people a few years ago. This entire trial was to establish a new precedent, that’s all.

      With Elon buying up Twitter, and Facebook & YouTube starting to tank and lose out to rival apps like tik tok & rumble etc, they realise the censorship bullshit can’t go on for much longer, so this will be the new tactic: Lawfare.

      Just you try and report on the dangers of the vaccines or the WEF or the next stolen election NOW, and you’ll inevitably be sued into oblivion when some crybaby somewhere wails about how you’ve supposedly “terrified” them or put them “at risk” etc.

      So insidious.

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