NewsUS conspiracy theorist ordered to pay $965 million

US conspiracy theorist ordered to pay $965 million

Created: 10/12/2022 11:06 p.m

Alex Jones
Alex Jones speaks to journalists before entering Waterbury Courthouse. © Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media/AP/dpa

Alex Jones has previously claimed that the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting was staged. These statements are now costing the conspiracy theorist dearly.

Washington / Waterbury – The US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has to pay a total of 965 million US dollars to survivors for his false claims about a massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. That was decided by a court in the US state of Connecticut, as US media reported unanimously from the courtroom in Waterbury.

Jones has previously claimed that the December 2012 shooting was staged by actors. A 20-year-old man shot and killed 20 school children and six teachers in Newtown, Connecticut.

The lawsuit was filed by relatives of five children and three teachers killed in the massacre – and by an FBI agent who was among the first responders at the scene. At the trial, the victims’ parents and siblings tearfully testified about years of threats and harassment from people who believed the lies on Jones’ show, according to media reports. Strangers showed up at their homes to film them, and they were showered with abusive comments on social media.

The amount of 965 million US dollars results from the sum of the damages paid to the 15 plaintiffs. In August, a Texas grand jury awarded the parents of another child who was killed a total of nearly $50 million. dpa

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