Alex Jones has been ordered to pay a staggering $473 million in punitive damages to the families of Sandy Hook victims, in addition to the $975 million in compensatory damages ordered last month.
JUST IN – Judge orders Infowars host Alex Jones to pay additional $473 million on top of the nearly $1 billion jury verdict issued last month.— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) November 10, 2022
The latest judgment brings the total owed by Jones to $1.44 billion.
“The record clearly supports the plaintiffs’ argument that the defendants’ conduct was intentional and malicious, and certain to cause harm by virtue of their infrastructure, ability to spread content, and massive audience including the ïnfowarriors,” Judge Barbara Bellis wrote in her ruling, according to the Associated Press.
Lawyers for the families in October attempted to ask the judge for a $2.75 trillion punitive damages judgment arguing only “the highest possible punitive damages” would stop Jones from harming the families.
At the time, Bloomberg News reported:
“The families said they’re entitled to the amount because Jones broke a state law barring the sale of products using false statements. They reached the sum by multiplying the state law’s $5,000 per-violation fine by the 550 million social media exposures Jones’s audience received on his Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts in the three years following a school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 first graders and six educators in 2012.”
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